Continuing the in the spirit of trying something different (first with the Charter Tickets) the php|architect crew are trying something else for next year's TekX conference - dropping the unconference all together in favor of a Hack Track.
So after much deliberation and debate, we reached a simple conclusion: We’re dropping the Unconference this year. (gasp) I know you’re disappointed but in exchange we were able to add 6 more sessions to the 36 we had. Now we only had ~9 submissions for every speaking slot! Whew, problem solved. [...] So after a bit of eggnog, arguing with Marco & Cal, bribing Arbi with cookies, and another round of eggnog, we came up with another idea: Enter...the Hack Track.
The idea behind the Hack Track is that the conference provides the space/projectors/coffee/etc and the attendees are free to use the area to meet, share ideas and talk about their next great ideas.