GSUC 2016 (#1)

GSUC 2016 group photo

The inaugural Great Southern Unconference was held from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November 2016 at the Te Ao Mārama building at the University of Canterbury.

It was mainly organised by Stephen Judd, and involved over 50 participants and volunteers joining the activities across the weekend.

Sponsors from 2016

2016 Schedule

SessionRoom A (Big)Room B (Small)Room C (Small)Room D (Small)
Sat: OneValues based science in a profit based world, Articulating the power of kindnessThe creative renaissance: life after the singularityDealing with climate change: a zero carbon act for NZ (+ native forests/trees in forestry + current emissions trading scheme)ADMIN
Sat: TwoHow do we fund a universal basic income?Data scienceHow to write a bookSocial enterprise architecture (how to structure business)
Sat: ThreeRevolutions in educationAppropriation from the public domain - socialising what is OK? Is publishing/aggregation/curation a creative act?How to scale successful projectsSecrets of the koru: "Mathematics of traditional arts"
Sat: FourWhy aren't we voting?What makes great relationships?Sustainable transport for Central ChristchurchSocial contract: is it dead? Can it be revived?
Sun: OneCitizen science discussionsKnitting IS making: maths programming, engineering, general geekeryBLOCKEDThe coming algorithmic dystopia: garbage in, garbage out
Sun: TwoCitizen science discussionsOpening a 'can-o-whip-ass' on invasive predatorsMāori songs togetherBLOCKED