G'day all,

I thought this was of interest to AU wiki types, so hope Laura is ok
with me forwarding it :-)

It'd be great to get a WMAU contingent down / up / across there.....



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laura Hale <la...@fanhistory.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:57 AM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] RecentChangesCamp 2011, Canberra
To: Research into Wikimedia content and communities

We're hosting a three day RecentChangesCamp in January 2011 in
Canberra.  Details are available at
http://recentchangescamp.org/wiki/Canberra . We'd love to see wiki
researchers attend, to lend that perspective to the discussions that
will take place.

January 28-30, 2011
University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT, Australia

Want to join? Just add your name to the list of attendees!

We'll convene at the location on Friday and wrap up on Sunday. Check
back for the Agenda. There is no cost to participate other than
transportation. We may even be able to help you find lodging.

What is Recent Changes Camp, anyway?

Recent Changes Camp was born from the intersection of wiki and Open
Space. Since 2006, participants from all over North America and the
globe have gathered together for a common purpose: discussing the
past, present, and future of the technology and collaborative method
that is wiki. RCC is a chance for everyone in the wiki community,
something we like to call Wiki Ohana, to meet and have a fun,
productive conversation about our passion for wikis of all stripes.

Going far beyond technology, we're interested in wiki culture and
other networks/groups/etc. that share many of the values implicit in
it — from cultural creatives, to public participation and free culture
advocates. If you use a wiki or you value open collaboration, Recent
Changes Camp is created for you. RCC is about openness and inclusion,
collaboration and community, creativity and flow. Further down this
page you can check out a sampling of sessions we've enjoyed in the
past, along with pictures and videos from previous events.

This unconference/BarCamp has been held at least once every year since
2006 (and twice in 2007). Unlike a conventional conference, where
everything's pre-planned and structured, RecentChangesCamp is a
gathering where we decide for ourselves what we're going to get out of
it by offering sessions each morning on whatever we want (and of
course ad hoc sessions can form at any time). There's no agenda until
we make it up! Now, that might sound a bit chaotic if you've never
been to this type of gathering, but be prepared to be surprised at how
much people can learn and create when they collaborate spontaneously.

With an emergent agenda, it can be hard to describe specifically what
you will get from participating in Recent Changes Camp. In large part,
that is up to you to be responsible for. Participants often say
greater sense of wiki community, broader sense of wiki way and wiki
tools, or more excitement about our future together as well as
inspiration and discovery.

At Recent Changes Camp, everybody is welcomed. You don't need to be an
expert on anything, and you certainly don't need to consider yourself
a geek. Collaboration thrives on diversity! All you need to bring is
an open mind, and a willingness to participate, whether by teaching or
by taking an active role in discussions. And, don't forget, an
unconference is what we make it, so let's make it enlightening and

Laura Hale

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