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The Sixth Annual Jasig (First Apereo, jointly with Sakai) Unconference on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University in Mesa, Arizona


January 14-16, 2013 2 1/2 days of sessions;
January 16-17, 2013 1 1/2 days of developer/implementer collaboration


Start Up Lab at Arizona State University / Polytechnic



Discount Code for Jasig Members: "JasigMember"
Discount Code for Sakai Members: "

Registration Fees for Unconference Sessions (Mon-Wed):

    • General registration after Dec 14: $129 Members, $159 Non-members

There is no fee for the Unconference Developer Collaboration (Wed-Thu).


DoubleTree Gilbert is offering a discounted rate of $129 per night, including wireless. Registration will be by individuals, using group code "JAS".
Registration deadline for the reduced rate has been extended to January 4th
Unconference Hotel

MealsLunch is provided for Monday - Thursday, along with coffee service and snacks during the day. Breakfast and Dinner are on your own.

Travel Information

ASU Poly Campus is approximately 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, or 5 minutes from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. For Ground Transportation from the airport, you can rent a car, sign up for the SuperShuttle, or arrange with your colleagues to take an ExecuCar car service (where there's only one stop - yours). To make car service reservations,

Directions to the Polytechnic Campus at ASU are attached to this wiki page.

Parking is in the Visitor Lot - see attachment for a map and directions to the Startup Labs Building

Directions from the hotel to the parking lot are attached to this wiki page as well.

Things to Do

Check back for more information soon...

What's an Unconference?

"An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance."

Jasig and Sakai have always been about people coming together to share and learn in an open environment, and this is what an "unconference" is all about. The unconference format fits very well with our community values and goals. This January event is our sixth Unconference and will provide both spontaneous and planned opportunities to collaborate on all Jasig and Sakai community initiatives as well as initiatives from other community open source communities as well. Mark your calendar, make plans to join us and register as soon as registration opens up!

What are we going to do?!

The Jasig-Sakai Unconference consists of multiple face to face sessions occurring throughout the day. Some sessions may have more formal presentations, most sessions involve heavy interaction with the audience as a whole. The list of topics, presenters and facilitators is very dynamic and the final schedule will be determined in real-time, interactively with the attendees. Topics will likely include:

  • Project updates, roadmap planning, and implementer/developer collaboration on a wide range of community projects: Bedework, CAS, OpenRegistry, Portlets, Sakai CLE, Sakai OAE, Student Success Plan (SSP), uMobile, uPortal, Grouper, Shibboleth, etc.
  • Sessions on Identity & Access Management, Mobile devices, development tools/techniques, and other general areas of technical interest
  • Discussions around Teaching & Learning, Openness and Open Source (2/3/98 Project), and the Jasig/Sakai merger into Apereo
  • Professional networking and community building

OK, I'm interested! What do I do next?

Get registered here, make your travel arrangements, and get ready for some great collaboration.

Contact Patty Gertz, Jasig Exective Director, ( if you would like to be on the planning committee.

See you at the Unconference!


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PDF File Driving Directions to Poly.pdf Jan 08, 2013 by Patty Gertz
PDF File hotel directions poly-fall lot 30.pdf Jan 08, 2013 by Patty Gertz
JPEG File visitor parking map.JPG Jan 08, 2013 by Patty Gertz

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