Schedule and Program

Friday, June 7: MEET

8:00 a.m. St. Paul’s Parish Hall Opens
Coffee and Pastries from Receiver Coffee
9:00 a.m. A Musical Welcome from Michael Pendergast
A Non-Musical Welcome from Peter
9:15 a.m. Opening Exercise, Elmine Wijnia & Ton Zijlstra (rationale)
9:55 a.m. Welcome from Oliver
10:00 a.m. We Make the Program Together
Planning for the un part of the unconference will begin. The essential idea is that everyone is welcome to bring forward an idea for a talk, discussion, presentation, hike, demonstration, exercise, to present a thumbnail sketch of this in a minute or two, and to seek a group of others interested in joining in. Together, thus, we’ll create the schedule for the day, filling in time slots in various places available. More about this exercise.
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 1
12 noon Session 2
12:45 p.m. Lunch on the Town
We’ll split our group of 50 people into groups of 6 and distributing ourselves around downtown Charlottetown for lunch. We’ll make sure, in selecting the restaurants in question, that we cater to any of the dietary requirements you specified on your registration form, identifying places that can omit gluten, meat, pork, fish, kiwis and chocolate as required. Payment is on you. More about this format.
2:00 p.m. Session 3
2:45 p.m. Session 4
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Session 5
4:30 p.m. Session 6
5:15 p.m. Session 7
6:00 p.m. Denouement and Reflection in Parish Hall
6:30 p.m. Pizza Supper in Parish Hall
7:30 p.m. Informal Drinks in the Back Yard at 100 Prince Street
A chance to keep the conversations going into the evening if you want. Entirely optional; you may be exhausted and need to recoil to recharge your batteries for day two!
9:00 p.m. End of Day One

Saturday, June 8: DO

8:30 a.m. Charlottetown Farmer’s Market Walk
Meet at 100 Prince Street for a walk up to the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market for breakfast. It’s a 30 minute walk (map), through residential neighbourhoods, and then through the Farm Centre’s Community Garden to the Confederation Trail and on to the market.

We’ll have a 21-passenger bus, driven by Kevin Lewis, to get us back to home base; if there are more than 21 of us, the brave can catch the 9:50 a.m. bus back downtown from the stop in front of Indigo ($2, exact change required).
10:15 a.m. Welcome to Day 2 from Peter
Gather in the Parish Hall to discuss day 2, the “do” part of the unconference: we shift toward more hands-on activities, in the same collaborative spirit. This is the time to propose activities that involve making, doing, walking, exploring, creating. A visit to the local sewage pumping station. A workshop on needle felting. Learn to make kimchi. Set up a telegraph. Make a map. 
10:30 a.m. The Doing Begins
12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own.
2:00 p.m. The Doing Continues
3:30 p.m. Tea Break in the Parish Hall
5:00 p.m. The Doing Ends
6:30 p.m. BBQ in the Parish Hall
Chef Robert Pendergast will be on site to prepare a lovely BBQ for us. Supper is on us. Alcohol-free.
8:00 p.m. Afterparty in the Back Yard at 100 Prince Street
A chance to unwind, relax, have a drink, chat with your new friends, make plans for your own unconference. We’ll seed the bar; feel free to BYOB.