There are lots of conferences in the liberty world, but none are dedicated to advancing agorism. Until now! Agora I/O is a new un-conference where you’ll find the greatest people, ideas and tools for advancing the stateless society. You don’t want to miss this, and you don’t have to! Agora I/O is exclusively online, so you can participate from anywhere an internet signal reaches. Plus it’s free!
Agora I/O connects you live with the most exciting and innovative doers in anarchism and agorism twice each year in an online setting with audio, video and text communication tools. Participation is maxed out because there’s no charge to join in the conversation. No traveling, no hotel rooms, no conference fees, no hassle. Just space to learn the latest tactics for advancing complete liberty. That means critical mass for conversations that advance the agora.
Agora I/O advances the conversation on the stateless society not only by creating a free market in relevant knowledge but also by being an experiment in anarchy itself. The Agora I/O vision is for an anarchic event where order arises spontaneously. We issue the call to action. We field at least one full slate of speakers. But others can do the same. Anyone can speak and participants can choose which speakers they will engage with. The Agora I/O team will identify topics we want presentations for, recruit speakers and highlight our favorite speakers, but that won’t mean others can’t present as well. Call it coopetition!
Now that you know what Agora I/O is, I need your help. I have three quick questions and if you’ll answer them, it would really help me out. Take this short survey. If you want to discuss them in the comments, too, here they are:
- What topics would you like to learn about at Agora I/O?
- Who would you like to see present at Agora I/O?
- When is the best weekend for the first Agora I/O?
What’s an Unconference
Why is Agora I/O an unconference? Good question! (1) There are no fees! (2) You choose the topics. (3) Presentations are selected by participants and not by organizers (it’s open to everyone). (4) Anyone can present and compete for participants. And more!
Any live streaming technology should be feasible for Agora I/O but I like Ustream.TV. It’s easy to work with, free and scales to a huge number of participants. With Ustream.TV, you can speak into your webcam while thousands watch you live and chat about what you’re saying. It’s impressive. It can record your presentation and sync it to YouTube so others will enjoy it later. There is no cost to broadcast with Ustream.TV.
We need funding for the website, volunteers, marketing and, most importantly to pay presenters. This is an agoristic enterprise after all! We’ll sell sponsorships, t-shirts and take donations. How can you profit from Agora I/O?
Please let me know your reaction to Agora I/O in the comments below. The Agora I/O concept is still in development, so your comments can have a huge impact. Oh and don’t forget to take the short survey here. Thanks!