Un(terdisciplinary conference): Where the Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Parts
Think of a conference, and you’ll probably picture a big-budget affair with a star-studded lineup of speakers delivering talks according to a set schedule. An unconventional conference – ‘Unconference’ for short – takes this idea of a conference and flips it on its head to create something more organic. Think that an engaging full-day event is hardly possible without a big budget, list of speakers or a set agenda? Well, on 23 September 2017, a team of USP students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) successfully organised the Un(terdisciplinary conference), a participant-driven Unconference centered around the theme of ‘interdisciplinary education’. Here is an account of what happened.