ArtCamp, The World's First un-Conference on Art, took place as a co-production between New Forms Festival and Upgrade! Vancouver on September 21, 2006.
An un-conference operates on concepts that connect to the internet, such as wikis and open source culture, but the event happens in physical space. It is an open, self-organizing event geared toward sharing practices and ideas on art, media, networks and culture. The idea is to create an event in which conference structures are overturned in favour of collective, self-organizational models. ArtCamp is an experiment in bringing these principles into action in the context of art discourse, production and practice.