[IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session Formats

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Sun May 8 17:40:04 EDT 2016


Hi

+1 for support
Also agree w/ the idea of a "roving" booth

Brazil IGF is the same week of the next MAG meeting but I am copying one of
the organizers, hopefully this proposal can help with inspiration

Best,

Renata



On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 5:10 AM, Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Miguel
>
> 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.
>
> M
>
> ------------------------------
> 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 **Formats*
>
> With 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:
>
>
>    1.
> *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
>
>    2.
> *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 / Timeline*
>
> A proposed schedule for the consideration by MAG is submitted below:
>
>
> No. Activity Responsible Deadline
> 1 Open call to invite volunteers for the WG Secretariat / Nacho Estrada
> 9-may.-2016
> 2 WG Guidelines Proposal WG members 20-may.-2016
> 3 WG Guidelines Approval MAG 2nd online call
> 4 New Session Formats Plan Proposal WG members 14-jun.-2016
> 5 New Session Formats Plan Approval MAG 16-jun.-2016
> 6 New Session Formats Planning (format, times, reqs,etc) WG members
> 15-jul.-2016
> 7 New Session Formats Call Materials Ready WG Members / Secretariat
> 1-jul.-2016
> 8 Lightning Sessions Call for Proposals WG members 5-jul.-2016
> 9 Lightning Sessions Call for Proposals End WG members 29-ago.-2016
> 10 Lightning Sessions Proposals Review Ready WG members 30-sept.-2016
> 11 Lightning Sessions Final List WG members 30-sept.-2016
> 12 Lightning Sessions Final List Comunication Secretariat / MAG
> 4-oct.-2016
> 13 Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 1 WG members 18-oct.-2016
> 14 Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 2 WG members 3-nov.-2016
> 15 Lightning Sessions Online Training Call 3 WG members 15-nov.-2016
> 16 Lightning Sessions held at IGF 2016 WG members 6-dic.-2016
> 17 Barcamp Sessions held at IGF 2016 WG members 6-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 <http://twitter.com/acmuzic>
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