Now's your chance to propose a spur-of-the-moment session topic or an informal, shared-interest get-together ahead of time!

“Learning Labs” may be one of several styles of impromptu learning:

  • Pop-up BOFs (Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions): Discuss a topic that you care about or propose a topic that is not covered by pre-scheduled sessions. This is a great way to find the other people at the conference who want to talk about a shared interest. 

  • Mini Hacks: Teach or help others to use specific software, understand development techniques, or tackle other technical topics.

  • Coffee-Break Conversations: Carry on the energy from a post-presentation discussion or elaborate on a topic that comes up in a session.

We will have three 50–minute periods devoted to your ideas. Online meeting rooms (through QiqoChat) will be set up for you to meet with others and discuss the topics of your choice. Here are the ways you can get involved:

  1. Propose a topic that you’d be willing to host. (You don’t have to be an expert, just interested!)

  2. Find a topic that interests you, and join a table!

You'll be able to submit your topics starting in early August and continuing through the conference.