Welcome to edcamp!

If you're planning an edcamp event, please create a page with pertinent details and links to your other online spaces!

(please name your page "edcamp [NAME]" like "edcamp Philly" and "edcamp NYC" and give it the tag "edcamp" or it won't show up in the menu!)

Upcoming Edcamps:

April 19, 2014 Edcamp Elon (NC)
April 23, 2014 Edcamp Centerpoint (Winooski, VT)
April 23, 2014 Edcamp Kungsbacka (Sweden)
April 25, 2014 Edcamp Leuven (Belgium)
April 26, 2014 Edcamp Cedarville (Cedarville, OH)
April 26, 2014 Edcamp Bham (Birmingham, AL)
April 26, 2014 Edcamp Hartford CT
April 26, 2014 edcamp Houston, TX
April 26, 2014 Edcamp ETSB (Cowansville, QC, Canada)
April 26, 2014 Edcamp TLC (CA)
April 26, 2014 edcamp Twin Cities (MN)
April 26, 2014 edcamp Delaware (Wilmington, DE)
April 27, 2014 edcamp NYC (New York City, NY)
April 29, 2014 Edcamp Helsingborg (Sweden)
April 29, 2014 Edcamp Vittra Telefonplan (Sweden)
May 3, 2014 edcamp Boston, MA
May 3, 2014 edcamp Central Valley (CA)
May 3, 2014 edcamp Detroit, MI
May 3, 2014 Edcamp Fort Wayne, IN
May 3, 2014 Edcamp Region4TX (Houston, TX)
May 3, 2014 Edcamp NOV8 (Roanoke, TX)
May 4, 2014 JEDcampNJNY Spring 2014 (Paramus, NJ)
May 9, 2014 Edcamp Literacy (New Orleans, LA)
May 9, 2014 Edcamp Zambia (Zambia, Southern Africa)
May 10 2010 Edcamp Chicago IL
May 10, 2014 Edcamp Island, (Manitoulin Island, ON, Canada)
May 10, 2014 Edcamp Milwaukee
May 10, 2014 Edcamp NEPA (Scranton, PA)
May 16, 2014 Edcamp Québec, QC, Canada
May 16, 2014 Edcamp Sollentuna (Sweden)
May 17, 2014 Edcamp Cleveland (OH)
May 17, 2014 Edcamp OCSS (Oregon)
May 17, 2014 Edcamp Philly (PA)
May 17, 2014 Edcamp RVA (Richmond, VA)
May 18, 2014 JEDCamp SFBay (Foster City, CA)
May 31, 2014 edcamp RKFD (Rockford, IL)
May 31, 2014 edcamp Red Deer (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada)
May 31, 2014 edcamp Duval (Jacksonville, FL)
May 31, 2014 edcamp Wpg (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
June 6, 2014 Edcamp USDOE (Washington, DC)
June 13, 2014 Edcamp Napa Valley (CA)
June 13, 2014 Edcamp Indy (IN)
June 14, 2014 Edcamp Leon (FL)
June 14, 2014 Edcamp Milton (WI)
June 20, 2014 Edcamp San Antonio (TX)

See the **complete edcamp calendar** for many more!

The purpose of this wiki is to provide planning space for edcamps as well as a place for interested educators to connect and pull together ideas. Please refrain from using it for advertising in any way.

Edcamp is free, democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers. This video explains it best:

Edcamp via True Life Media

This wiki will serve as a place to pull together resources, tips and reflections on setting up, planning and running an unconference like edcamp.

*if you have a chance, ATTEND ANOTHER EDCAMP OR A BARCAMP! It will give a lot of guidance in planning your own conference*

First: Determine a mission/goal for the event. (Read part 1 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Who is your target audience?
  • What types of discussions would you like your audience to have?
  • Engage your audience in conversation so they will attend the event.
  • Enlist the help of others--an unconference is hard to put on alone!

Second: Take care of the "big stuff" (Read part 2 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Find a location, date, and secure insurance for your event.
  • Decide how you will handle the finances (PayPal account? Business bank account?)
  • Assign roles to organizers

Third: Get funding! (Read part 3 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Develop a press release
  • Contact potential sponsors
  • Prioritize your spending

Fourth: Do all the "little things." (Read part 4 of Mary Beth's series on creating an edcamp)
  • Get a website up and running.
  • Determine if you will provide food.
  • Decide on any little "extras" (lanyards, t-shirts, etc.).
  • Survey your space and decide how many rooms you will have
  • Create a scheduling board