2024 Program

    A Hybrid Format: Pre-Programming and Open Space

    Each year Mindcamp offers dozens of sessions dedicated to helping participants discover, develop, and pursue their personal and professional creativity. Our format combines the depth and wisdom of fully-developed sessions with the open, dynamic, creative energy of the Open Space process.

    This year, we are bringing back Mind U, 5 hours of immersive training/experience in a series of 75-minute sessions that run the entire length of Mindcamp. These concurrent sessions are deep dives into a given area. There will be five Mind U programs to choose from: you select one of them, and return to it in the first period each day for the whole of Mindcamp (you go to other stuff for the rest of each day). Total Mind U program time is five hours over the course of four days.

    All Sessions
    Subject to change. What isn't?
    Click on a session to learn more about it.
    Mind U Sessions
    • Creativity FUN-damentals Brush up your creative chops — and have fun doing it! (Leonardo Muñoz, Gloria Williams)
    • Liquid Thinking Do you really need a box to think outside it?
      (Edouard Le Maréchal, Sophie Harvey)
    • Share the Toys in Our Attic to advance in your personal and professional creative development (Clara Kluk, Sylvain Rouillard)
    • Time for Recess! Tricks, tools and improv games to set you apart and make you and your work more memorable (Rich DiGirolamo, Beth Slazak)
    • The Well-Being Playground Support your health and wellness through play (Ginny Santos, Dan Bigonesse)
    40+ Open Space Sessions
    These sessions are not pre-programmed... they will develop through the Open Space methodology. There will be dozens! But we don't know what they will be yet.
    Never been to an Open Space conference? You're in for a treat!
    Other Scheduled Sessions
    A Typical Day at Mindcamp (linked to explanations)
    • Wake up and choose (or not) to join others for yoga, or freewriting — or just sleep in
    • After breakfast, attend your Mind U
    • After the morning break, go to the Open Space Marketplace and see what folks are offering today
    • Choose and attend sessions before and after lunch
    • Enjoy some free time in the mid-afternoon (go to the beach, meet with a friend, write home, nap… whatever you like)
    • Just before supper, meet with your Kaleidoscope group
    • After supper, more sessions!
    • Later in the evening, attend a Night Flight, or sing by the MindCampfire, have a drink at the bar, or just find a nook to relax in (could be your room)
    “I do love the way Open Space brings forth a generosity, openness, experimentation, spontaneity. I've been to other Open Space conferences, which are great. But Mindcampers can really make this modality shine because it naturally aligns with what the community values..”Feedback from Mindcamp 2023
    “I loved the freedom to choose what I needed to and the freedom to rest when needed. It was a mind blowing experience.”Feedback from Mindcamp 2022