The concluding session of BloggerCon IV dealt with logistics issues: where will the next BloggerCon take place? Could it run simultaneously in different geographical locations, so as to make it more accessible (time & money) to people from all around the world? Could it be video streamed in real-time to campuses and universities so students (i.e. future bloggers) would be able to present their ideas about blogging? … and so forth.
It was interesting to follow this discussion, waiting in vain for someone to propose what I thought to be evident, i.e. the option of running future events inside a virtual world, such as the NMC campus in Second Life.
These kind of unplaces provide, already today, a perfect setup for unpeople (aka avatars) to participate in unconferences.
Moreover, if we get along with a virtual representation of food and drinks, then all Dave Winer’s preconditions for a pleasant uncoference, as included hereafter, are satisfied.
What won’t change. It’s free of charge. Lunches and dinners are at local restaurants, and there are lots of them in the neighborhood. We will organize Food For Thought dinners on Friday night. There will be lots of room for schmoozing outside the studio at all times, and this will be open to everyone and anyone… Totally non-commercial, leave your business models at home.
Original Podlink: BloggerCon: Dave talks about exiting the blogosphere