At an unconference, where many simultaneous sessions compete to lure attendees at the same time, coming up with an appealing title for your session is important.
Topics are determined at the beginning of the day by the attendees, and session titles are posted to a wall that attendees look at to make their decisions about how they'll spend their time. It's an agenda crossed with a bulletin board.
Yesterday was the second annual Innovation Unconference organized by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and there were some great titles on the board. These were my five favorites.
(Why doesn't every conference have such enticing-sounding workshops and presentations?)
Presented by Terrafugia co-founder Carl Dietrich, who parked his flying car out in front of the conference center. My answer to his question: absolutely. (But will the Mrs. let me fly it?)
Not sure who Eric Jackson is, but I liked his session title.
Russ Wilcox was part of the founding team at E Ink, which developed the screen for Amazon's Kindle e-book reader (and most other e-book devices on the market.) He's still CEO there. Flybridge Capital Partners VC Chip Hazard, formerly at Greylock, has been involved in at least one high-profile founder firing at Cambridge start-up Ars Digita that erupted into a lawsuit.
Richard Dale is a partner at the Boston VC firm Sigma Partners.
If you have notes or links related to any of these sessions, feel free to post them below.