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BarCamp in a nutshell: What is it?
Their approach is based on the observation that conference participants experience the conversations in the coffee breaks as far more profitable than the organized lectures and thematically predetermined seminars.
Barcamps are announced under a direction-bound theme, the concrete topics however bring in the participants themselves. After short pitches (presentations), the topics are democratically selected from the proposals, which are then discussed in the group sessions and solutions are developed.
At the end, all participants directly receive the summaries of all groups running in parallel and therefore gain insight into all results. With this agile approach and the associated looseness, barcamps manage to achieve great success and set valuable impulses.
Here a short video of “Corporate Learning Community / YouKnow” gives a quick access to what barcamps actually are.