Idea Exchange

01 Sep 2017

Idea Exchange

Do you find at conferences that some of the best moments are in the hallway, talking with others?

This part of the event puts those hallway conversations in the spotlight. All those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal:

  • My Big (or Little) Question. You have a question you want to know the answer to, and you think others in the group could help you answer it. This format could also just be the seed of a conversation.
  • A short presentation to get things started. 5-10 minutes of prepared material/comments by the session leader followed by an interactive discussion
  • Group discussion. Someone identifies a topic they are interested in, others come to join the conversation and an interesting discussion happens
  • Learn how to do X. If you’re inclined to teach, this can be simple and effective. Bring the equipment that you need, and have a plan that will let you teach five, ten, or 15 people how to do something all at the same time.

Follow your passions and go to the sessions that most interest you. Practice the Law of Two Feet – if you aren’t receiving or giving value, it’s OK to go to another session.

Be prepared for an engaging, fun, interactive time!