非會議(Unconference)怎麼開?

非會議(Unconference)的 wikipedia 解釋是:

An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants 議程內容由參與者驅動與創造, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance. To date, the term is primarily in use in the geek community. Unconference processes like Open Space Technology, however, have been around for over 20 years in other contexts, for example in Future studies as Future workshops. There are also parallels with science-fiction fandom, in which a low-key convention with less structure, not focusing on professionals and guests of honor, is called a Relaxacon.

開拓文教基金會的淑芳姐,多年來參以「開放空間技術」(Open Space Technology)協助、主導許多民眾討論的會議進行。並且有透過一個部落格專門在闡述「開放空間會議:分享台灣的開放空間會議經驗」

在開拓文教基金會的論壇中,這樣地介紹「什麼是開放空間會議?」:

Open Space is…
  開放空間會議是…

* a group process for organizational change, including productive meetings and resolving major issues involving diversity, complexity, potential or actual conflict, needing immediate results
一個「人們可以有效討論,以解決錯綜複雜、暗藏衝突或有實際衝突、且亟需立即處理的議題,並觸動組織改變」的過程。
* a means of expanding leadership capabilities and broad-based commitment to and responsibility for results
一個「開展領導能力、擴展團隊對行動的承諾以及責任感」的方法
* a process for planning, dialogue, information gathering and sharing
一個「規劃、匯談、資訊蒐集與分享」的過程
* an approach that increases access to creativity and passion; it’s like an extended coffee break in terms of real participation, like a retreat in terms of energizing participants, and like a focused meeting in terms of delivering attainable action plans.
一個激發創造力與熱忱的途徑,
讓人們如在咖啡休息時間般地全心參與;
讓人們有如參加一場充電營後般精力充沛;
有如一場專注的會議,能夠產生具體可行的行動方案。

我喜歡淑芳姐的描述:特別喜歡的是「…有如參加一場充電營般地精力充沛…」。

公民新聞會前備忘

2007 年維基百科年會(Wikimania 2007)的公民新聞非會議(Citizen Journalism Unconference)之前,schee 丟了一些想法(也可以參考 schee 活人木乃伊)來激盪。我也用要點的方式,記下我最近有機會接觸想到的公民新聞相關問題,以拋磚引玉,期待更多人的迴響。

  • [定義] 公民新聞 vs.「專業、傳統」新聞:任何交集?
  • [類型學] 反抗與突破的新聞,批判的新聞,互動與共同書寫的新聞
  • [翻譯] 「國際,新聞」:知識空白、理解慾望,與新聞的修補
  • [需求] 誰要運用公民新聞?怎麼承接與處理公民新聞?從組織向度來看公民新聞的需求端趨勢演變
  • [消費] 誰收看公民新聞?怎麼收看公民新聞?使用者、消費者端的公民新聞
  • [供給] 誰書寫公民新聞?公民新聞記者的認同形成歷程
  • [創新] 剪報到底違不違法?從 CPAN 到 Metavid 看智慧財產權爭議與創新的可能
  • [創新] 時間空間向度的新聞展現
  • [結構] 從 Creative Archives 授權條款到 Backstage:BBC 的戰略反觀我們的後台經營

很多人談民眾參與,畫模型分析探討,最終還是回到一些根本的理念、原則與法律限制。不能光叫好,實質參與時才被現實的限制絆倒…