Waiting for Terroir Vino:
Vinix Unplugged Unconference, wine, food and online
Sunday June 16th 2013, Cinquième Edition
Magazzini del Cotone, Genoa
Unconference: 11.00 - 18.00, Magazzini del Cotone
Unplugged Dinner: from 20.00, Palazzo Imperiale, reservation
Un momento all'unconference, gente simpatica
is a major aggregator wine communities both online and offline,
a place where thousands of professionals or enthusiasts meet
to talk about wine, food and networking. Since many producers
and actors in the wine world will gather in Genoa for TerroirVino
Monday June 17th 2013 and knowing that many of them
will go to Genoa the day before (Sunday, June 16th 2013)
we had the idea of taking all this energy and these discussions
offline in an open live unconference.
- Why "open" and why "unconference"? What in
this meeting is different from a normal conference?
We say "open" because it is open to everyone, and "unconference"
because of the atmosphere, style and easy way of doing things.
Indeed we will try to make every moment of the day as informal
as possible, in a climate of collaboration and live networking
away from the key speaker / public audience model: a large
room for questions and discussion and opportunities for
everyone to speak, stop, throw tomatoes, and integrate ideas
and presentations in his contribution.
- Vinix Unplugged ... does it mean that it is open only
to Vinix members?
Not at all. Vinix as a community is representative of the
wine and food web and in this sense brings with it the responsibility
to enable people and information to achieve useful projects.
The unconference is going to be organized by Vinix, but
it is open to anyone - under
reservation - who has something to say or who is
interested in listening. You don't need to be a Vinix member
to attend, or have a speech at Vinix Unplugged.
- Well but...what is an unconference, how does it work
Networking, talking about issues and themes you love like
projects, new ideas and solutions if possible. Some speeches
will be pre-programmed because we want to make sure that
it is worth one's time to come to the conference, and that
the speakers will be interesting. This may encourage further
participation of the public but anyone can submit what they
want, by booking the unconference with a simple post-it
in the space that we will make available for this.
- Is it free ?
I know you would ask. Yes, Vinix Unplugged Unconferece is
free for everyone and it is public so anyone can access
the unconference. Being a wine & food unconference, most
likely we will have good food and drink, maybe even brought
by the participants themselves. Vinix is doing the major
planning but the organization invites everyone to bring
or do something to help. While the unconference is free,
the dinner is not (see details below). If you want to help
out, please contat us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ok, I have something interesting to talk about, what
should I do?
If you are already sure you'll come and make your speech,
application immediately and the theme of your presentation
so that we can begin having a precise idea of the number
of presentations that we will have to manage and spread
throughout the day. If you are undecided you can also apply
or even later the same day even though it could happen that
there is not enough time for your presentation. The priority
is to give as much space as possible to the debate so, please,
keep your speech under 10 minutes maximum. If you want to
use the screen for a presentation, please upload it on slideshare
before coming and bring a pdf version with you for any problem
with the wi-fi network.
- Should I book if I don't have a presentation ?
Yes, you have to book as soon as possibile because we have
only if you're sure to join the unconference.
- Where and When will Vinix Unplugged take place ?
The unconference lasts a day and will be on Sunday June
16th 2013, from 11.00 to 18.00 at Magazzini del Cotone,
Genoa. We have linked Vinix Unplugged Unconference with
the major Terroir Vino Exhibition - to be held the following
day, Monday June 17th from 10:00 to 20:00 - in order to
benefit from the massive presence of winemakers, bloggers,
personalities and fans of the wine & food event that will
converge on Genoa the day before the event. After the unconference
we'll move to Palazzo Imperiale for the unplugge dinner.
- Unplugged dinner and first Garage Wines Contest
The unconference will close around 18.00 or so, leaving
time to the attendees having a quick shower in the hotel
and be back for the magic Unplugged dinner, a very
special but informal networking dinner in the gorgeous Palazzo
Imperiale where you'll meet other bloggers and excellent
wine producers on the rithm of some good live jazz music.
During the unplugged dinner, both with some TerroirVino
wines, you'll have the chance to partecipate to the first
Contest and to taste our top pre-selected amateurs
vintners wines awarding the best one with a special
free stand at TerroirVino, together with our top selection.
We've limited spots, so please, book
- The hotels
For hotels, you can directly refer to our TerroirVino
selected hotel list.
We have negotiated favorable conditions for the nights around
the two events. If you are thinking of joining the unconference
and Terroir Vino, please book as soon as possibile (better
before the first week of May) to be sure that you will find
a place in one of our hotels, remember that Genoa is an
holiday place for families during summer.
- How to help out
If you have additional questions or suggestions or just
want to help out, please write to: email@example.com
Cel. +39 347 2119450 (Always On)
Fax +39 06 233 220 684
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