The following was originally posted in 2014 by Sophie Mitchell. We're reposting it as it's still relevant today, and gives a good overview of what to expect if you're hosting a session for the first time...
This post is by one of our organisers; Luke Hay...
I know first-hand that some people are reluctant to present at bar camp. Back in 2012 UX camp custodian Patrick Sansom had to ask me several times to sign up for a presenter ticket before I finally found the courage to agree to run a session. I think there are three common reasons why people are reluctant to present at events like this:
As a friendly and welcoming ‘unconference' UX Camp Brighton is an ideal place to give your first presentation. We have always encouraged first-time speakers. This year we thought we’d go a step further and introduce a free mentoring program to give first-time speakers the support and skills to confidently present their design thoughts.
Happy New Year UXers! We hope you had a good break and that you're looking forward to UX Camp Brighton 2017, to be held on Saturday 25 March.
We're pleased to announce that our first batch of Session Host tickets will go on sale on Monday January 23rd at 1pm GMT and cost only £10!
With around 45 talks from a range of UX professionals you get really diverse mix of sessions. Attendees have a choice of five different sessions in each time slot so there’s always something that’s relevant to you. Sessions can be talks/presentations, workshops or discussions and we guarantee that you’ll leave UX Camp Brighton a lot smarter than when you went in.