A BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is based on the interaction from the participants. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome. Participants can provide a session, help with one or just attend an interesting one.

We will make a session plan in the beginning. One session will contain max. 30 minutes. All sessions are scheduled the day they happen but you can prepare in advance. You can provide a yoga session, a book talk, a walk in the park or what ever content you want to share with the other participants. Two timeslots will also be reserved for consultation slots regarding the project pitching, therefore as well James W. Harrup and Vanessa von Hilchen will be at your side as field experts to develop your projects.

Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes of their presentations are taken.

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Vanessa von Hilchen

She is a passionate journalist, blogger and book author. She believes that everyone has a story worth telling and listening is her biggest super power. Vanessa has worked for several media companies and has founded the vegan foodblog "Die Kleinschmeckerin". Since 2011, she has been part of the award-winning educational initiative MESH Collective, that has pioneered the field of digital, extracurricular youth education. Vanessa is an expert when it comes to create content that not only entertain or inform but also have a long-lasting, self-empowering effect of (young) people.

James William Harrup

He is a strategic story consultant for brands, businesses and individuals. He has spent the last 20 years working as a designer, illustrator, writer, director and publisher, or as he likes to call it - storyteller, for big name, global corporations and small independent creators. In this time he has developed powerful techniques to help everyone from startups, entrepreneurs, creatives and activists to find their Pure Story and share it with the world. James believes stories are important. He believes they can change the world.