[IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session Formats

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sun May 8 04:10:57 EDT 2016

this is an excellent and well thought out proposal, in my view.  I also like the idea of a booth type setting, that can also be scheduled on a part time basis, so that a group that wants to have a presence but has limited booth resources [people/time], might share a booth location on a one day basis with other groups. that would take a little designing so that the look and feel would shift each day, but it might be useful to consider.
Finally, I will share your proposal with the NRI Coordinators' list for feedback, as I think that it is possible that many of the NRIs [National and Regional IGF Initiatives] may be interested in the short slots, but it is best for me to ask them their views, rather than speak before they consider.

From: miestrada at gmail.com
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 21:16:52 -0300
To: Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org
Subject: [IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session	Formats

Dear MAG members,
I submit the following proposal for your consideration.Working Group on Innovative Session FormatsWith the purpose to attract young people, and algo have spaces where people can share their ideas without occupying a complete session slot when it is not really needed, we should consider evaluating innovative session formats.Also, some of the formats could give more space for participants who other way could not be able to present their ideas and projects.2 new formats were proposed but we may consider others:Lightning Talks
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session.
The proposal is to have them during and in the same spaces as lunch and coffee breaks. That way we give the presenters (mostly young people if defined) to have a place and an audience in order to share their ideas and projects.
For example: 10 minutes sessions / 10 slides presentations

Barcamp Sessions
We should reserve a special room for a day (or more maybe) for this kind of unconference sessions where anyone can schedule his/her own session by writing on a whiteboard or putting a Post-It note on a 'grid' of sessions during the morning.
For example: The whiteboard opens at 8.30AM with 30 minutes slots. The sessions are from 10AM until 1PM and from 3PM until 6PM. People arriving before 8:30AM will wait in a queue and will have the chance to schedule only one 30 minutes session each.

Proposed Action Items / TimelineA proposed schedule for the consideration by MAG is submitted below:
No.ActivityResponsibleDeadline1Open call to invite volunteers for the WGSecretariat / Nacho Estrada9-may.-20162WG Guidelines ProposalWG members20-may.-20163WG Guidelines ApprovalMAG2nd online call4New Session Formats Plan ProposalWG members14-jun.-20165New Session Formats Plan ApprovalMAG16-jun.-20166New Session Formats Planning (format, times, reqs,etc)WG members15-jul.-20167New Session Formats Call Materials ReadyWG Members / Secretariat1-jul.-20168Lightning Sessions Call for ProposalsWG members5-jul.-20169Lightning Sessions Call for Proposals EndWG members29-ago.-201610Lightning Sessions Proposals Review ReadyWG members30-sept.-201611Lightning Sessions Final ListWG members30-sept.-201612Lightning Sessions Final List ComunicationSecretariat / MAG4-oct.-201613Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 1WG members18-oct.-201614Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 2WG members3-nov.-201615Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 3WG members15-nov.-201616Lightning Sessions held at IGF 2016WG members6-dic.-201617Barcamp Sessions  held at IGF 2016WG members6-dic.-2016
Note:The above is a proposal to be considered by the Secretariat, MAG and WG Members in case the WG is accepted.Request discussion at the 2st MAG virtual meeting, meanwhile comments invited
Request the secretariat to please list this proposal for discussion during the next MAG Virtual meeting.Meanwhile, comments and inputs are also welcome in advance.I hope you find this WG helpful.Regards,
Nacho Estrada | @acmuzic

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