About Us

Bar­Camp has been all over the world, and now it's the Cedar Valley's turn. Bar­Camp is an ad-hoc, attendee-generated un-conference where par­tic­i­pants set the agenda... in other words, a not-to-be-missed oppor­tu­nity for cre­ative peo­ple of all types to exchange ideas.

Have a plan you've been dying to bounce off oth­ers? Read an awe­some book you can't stop talk­ing about? You can lead a ses­sion. Not so sure about that? You can just hang out and listen.

$5 and you're in. See you there.

What is BarCamp?

What is BarCamp Cedar Valley, you ask? Oh, it's just a conference, wrapped in a forum, wrapped in a networking event, wrapped in chocolate.* In other words, it's a get together for creatives, entrepreneurs, developers and others in the Cedar Valley where pleasantries, business cards and, most importantly, knowledge will be exchanged. Anyone can talk about anything, but no one is required to speak. You can just come and observe if that's what fits your fancy. There's no strict schedule, and you don't even have to decide whether you want to speak until the day of the event. Not sure what you might talk about? See our session ideas below. Learn about the history of BarCamp from the always-reliable Wikipedia. (Yes, we just used Wikipedia as a source. You would have Googled it anyway.)

*Chocolate is metaphorical. Sorry. You're welcome to bring some, though.

2016
March 5

TechWorks
Waterloo

$5
Tickets

15
Sessions

Session Ideas

BarCamp has no set agenda until attendees arrive the morning of the event. We'll have a board where you can sign up for a 20-minute time slot to present your topic. Still not so sure? Lots of people don't decide on a topic until arriving that day. Need a little inspiration? Check out the ideas below:

  • Discuss a book you recently read and the impact it had on you
  • Lead/start a group discussion on inspiring or influential books
  • Talk about a new technology you are using
  • Discuss a new creative technique or tool
  • Share the source of your inspiration and/or how you generate new ideas

The possibilities really are endless. Need some more ideas? Check out some topic suggestions from BarCamp Mobile or BarCamp Memphis.

One final note. There's one thing a session should definitely not be: a sales pitch. But you knew that already, right?

Event Schedule

Doors Open/Breakfast

Provided by UNI Innovation Incubator

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Sessions

30 minutes per session

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Lunch

Provided by Greater Cedar Valley Alliance

Event Partner

Event FAQs

Have you even been reading, silly? It's Saturday, March 5th. It will be held at TechWorks in Waterloo. Doors open at 8 a.m. The full agenda is above.
What kind of question is that? Of course there will. (On Friday evening at our pre-party, that is.)
Seriously? Did you not read anything? The cost is $5. Thanks to our awesome sponsors, that gets you a t-shirt (limited supply), coffee, mid-morning snack, and lunch.
This is our favorite part... you can talk about anything! Anything you're passionate about, anything you want to share with others, anything you have bouncing around your brain.
Each session is 20 minutes. Speakers can fill the time however they'd like. Half presentation, half discussion; 100 percent discussion, three-fourths presentation, one-fourth discussion - you get the picture. BarCamp is supposed to encourage participation and engagement, so we encourage you to encourage attendees to get involved.
We know you like us IRL, so like us on Facebook. And follow us on Twitter.

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Event Location

TechWorks
360 Westfield Ave
Waterloo, IA
Email: barcampcv@gmail.com