Take a seat and take a stand.

Program Vision

Creativity thrives in spaces that embrace peer learning, collaboration and diversity of perspectives. Imagination + Action with a social consciousness is essential to bridge the gap between young talent and India’s social leadership needs.
The idea behind the Unconference is in fact to introduce tools, techniques and practices that allow participants to Imagine with collective abilities, build dialogue around topics that really matter.

Program Methods

Participative Learning

In light of changing times, University of Commons reaffirms the essential practice of taking a seat and turning to one another to uphold inclusion of all kinds. Our focus is to mainstream participative methods as a collaborative shift in how classrooms, organizations and communities learn and work together. Learn more…

Open Space

When we want to harness the power of a group – especially a diverse one with many interests and skills – to meet a present challenge, Open Space Technology is the method we choose. People are free to choose which session(s) they most want to attend for conversation and action.  Learn more…

Appreciative Enquiry

Instead of taking a problem-solving approach, Appreciative Inquiry offers a possibility focus, a move from “what is” to “what could be”. This holds the key to how we might bring about the future we’re visioning. Appreciative Inquiry can be used to tap into the latent capabilities of the group to create the success they’re seeking. Learn more…


Program Outcomes

Action oriented youth
Comfortable to face ambiguity and chaos
Empathetic to collaborate and co-create with others

What is an Unconference?

An Un-conference is an event where the agenda is set by those who attend. And that just means drop all your expectation and come to have some serious fun! The agenda space is vacant for you to bring your themes and questions or you may come without any.

But, there has to be an agenda?

At an unconference, no topics have been predetermined, no keynote speakers have been invited, and no panels have been arranged. Instead, the event lives and dies by the participation of its attendees. Participants decide what topics will be discussed and they convene the individual breakout sessions. In other words, an unconference has no agenda until the participants create it.

Why don’t we do a conference instead?

Unconference is an experiment to self-organize and practice participative leadership & creative abilities of people, inviting them to take responsibility for what they care about. It’s all that what conference isn’t.

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