One of the great benefits of going virtual is that geography (especially within a timezone) is no longer a barrier to participation. This was the case with last month's Virtual Impact Unconference, attracting over 300 registered participants in an afternoon of talk, breakout sessions and activation sessions. It was a powerful example of what a team can pull together in a relatively short time.
Run across six virtual rooms using Zoom, the Unconference programme was collaboratively generated in the week leading up to the event, with participants proposing topics for sessions, voting to select them and then of course attending the unconference to lead, participate and contribute.
The programme was wide and diverse as can been seen from the programme below, it included "big names" such as Shamubeel Eaqub and people who may be less well known, but that are making or planning a big impact.
Each virtual room also had an activation session led by musician or other performer half way through the afternoon, this was a highlight for me and exemplified the thoughtfulness that had gone into the whole event. I had the pleasure of listening to Marianne Leigh live from her home, but all tastes were catered for across the unconference.
Post event recordings of all the sessions have been uploaded so you can dive in, if you didn't manage to make it along yourself.