Conversifying a Conference

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At the 2014 Management of Innovative Technologies Conference in Piran, Slovenia, we loosened a traditionally fixed agenda and created spaces for emergent conversation and unplanned workshops and sessions.

conv55Potential research projects and partnerships emerged that would never have come about had the opportunity for conversation not been created. We also used one of the sessions to explore the notion of “inquiry” which forms the basis of much interaction and energised dialogue at conferences and events. The conference still respected its traditions of key note speakers and talks, but we designed more time for discussion with speakers and ensuring that presentations were more responsive to the emerging conversation on the day.

 

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