Where Is The Conversation?

Two recent events in my Twitter stream; one a big design conference in the US and the other a local day-of-speakers event. One common theme from a couple people: fatigue from the traditional speaker-after-speaker agenda. The industrial revolution model of all eyes forward to the sage on the stage. Said one: The nature of conferences […]

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Participatory Harvesting

Really loving the thoughts Chris Corrigan put together on the “wisdom of keeping the harvesting participatory”. His teaching of “we’re not planning a meeting, we’re planning a harvest” significantly shifted my design and facilitation of meetings, gatherings and more. This reminds me – I’ve been meaning to put together a post of some great widsomy bits on harvesting […]

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Designing Meetings, Ninja Style

I’ve been on a covert operation. (Well, before this post it was covert.) Sometimes in my role I have the chance to assist with a meeting’s design, and I’ve been nudging various groups away from talking-head-fests into the realm of participatory possibility. A conversation today reminded me of a common folly when it comes to […]

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