The Agenda and How Sessions Work

Keep scrolling down to view “The Wall” and see how we build up the agenda together.

Friday – March 6th

Location: Unitarian Church 8470 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  • 5:00-8:00pm – Registration and Panel Discussion
    • 5:00-6:00pm – Registration, Mixing, and Mingling
    • 6:00-8:00pm – Panel Discussion – “Race and Nationalism,” Details forthcoming
  • 8:00-Until – RootsCampLA After Dark  – We will be #SocializingForSolidarity! So be prepared to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” with the RootsCampLA family. 

Saturday – March 7th

8:00-9:00am – Registration, Coffee, and Conversation

9:00-9:30am – Opening Session

9:30-10:00am – Building The Wall (aka The Agenda)

10:00-10:55pm – Session Block 1  (Session 1 time block includes specific “Seed Sessions.”  The rest of the time blocks are decided by attendees when we Build the Wall after Opening Session at 9:30am.)

  • Seed Session #1: Sex and Gender, details TBA
  • Seed Session #2: Healthcare, details TBA
  • Seed Session #3: Environment, details TBA
  • Seed Session #4: Self-care and Wellness for Community Activists – Facilitated by More and More I Am Yoga Studio

11:00-11:25pm – Session Block 2 (Please notice these are 1/2 block sessions.  This time slot is a 30 minute block not a full hour block. Some people only need 30 minutes for stuff. If you need more than 30 minutes, do not use this time block for your session – smile)

11:30-1:55pm – LUNCH PANEL DISCUSSION: “Voter’s Rights and Redistricting”

  • Panel Moderator – Details forthcoming
  • Panelists:
    • Details forthcoming
    • Details forthcoming
    • Details forthcoming

2:00-2:55pm – Session Block 3

3:00-3:55pm – Session Block 4

4:00-4:55pm – Session Block 5

5:00-5:55pm – Session Block 6

What is the Wall?

The Wall is how we build the agenda together based on the blocks of time you see above.

It’s what gives RootsCampLA it’s unconference style! Instead of having entirely pre-determined breakout session topics, most of our breakout spaces are left open so that people who are in the room can decide what topic to fill it with.

At RootsCampLA everyone leads a session.

Ok, not everyone has to present. But we are counting on you to drive the conversation and be an active participant. RootsCampLAs are most successful when there are a variety of discussions, demonstrations, brainstorms and case studies. To help you start thinking of ideas for a session you’d like to lead or a discussion you want to be a part of, ask yourself a couple of questions:

  • I would really like to know…
  • How do I /build/create ….?
  • How did that campaign work? What was successful? What should we never try again?
  • I have an idea about a campaign on….
  • I want to chat with someone about…

When you have some ideas on your topic, then you should think about how you can make your session a great session for others to attend. A great session engages everyone in the room and doesn’t necessarily rely on PowerPoints or panels. A good session talks about specific innovations, challenges, technology and strategy, but also keeps the big picture in mind. A good session never blames or accuses, but identifies ways to improve and advance in the future.

Below is a preview of what The Wall will look like (ours will be a bit smaller but definitely looks like this).

setting up sunday