May 5 at 3:35 – 5 p.m.
Location: Microsoft Teams (join the Teams group by 3:30 p.m. on May 5 to attend).

Now in its seventh year running, the Unconference is a participant-driven event that provides a venue for discussing topics of mutual interest. Attendees are presented with topics and will decide at that time, through popular vote, which ideas or proposals will be further explored.

All conference attendees, including technical and non-technical people, are welcome to attend the Unconference. As topics of interest are broad, there will be something for everyone. Participants are encouraged to drop in and out of the various topic discussions as they like.

Unconference session from IT at U of T conference 2021.

Call for topics and moderators

We are soliciting topics of interest for Unconference sessions that you would be interested in attending, either as a participant or a facilitator. Think about how we can share your experiences and ideas in a way that fosters meaningful discussion with colleagues. We are taking a leap of faith in each other to provide as useful and worthwhile an experience as possible. By seeking topics ahead of time, we can help to ensure that those with subject matter expertise (where needed) can be present and available at the Unconference.

Topics do not have to be tech-oriented or even tech-related. In previous years, the Unconference explored topics ranging from repurposing used Macs as art to IT professional development and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

To submit a topic, please email Peter St. Onge, Supervisor, Identity and Access Management (IAM) Team & Senior IAM Architect at pete.stonge@utoronto.ca. Unconference topics will be listed on this page as they are received and approved.

Some of this year’s Unconference topics will include:

  • Flat File Content Management System (CMS) – Rouben Tchakhmakhtchian
  • IT professional development – Facilitator TBA
  • Communications in IT – Facilitator TBA

Five-minute pitches

This year’s Unconference will include “five-minute pitch” slots where participants can pitch an idea to the audience, even if not completely developed.

For more information, contact Peter St. Onge at pete.stonge@utoronto.ca.

Creating new ideas

Contact us

If you have questions about the Unconference, please contact Peter St. Onge at pete.stonge@utoronto.ca.