[IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session Formats

Julian Casasbuenas G. julian at colnodo.apc.org
Tue May 10 11:49:06 EDT 2016


I support the proposal. I like the idea of aiming, but limiting to,
young people to take advantage of this space to present their ideas and



El 07/05/16 a las 19:16, Miguel Ignacio Estrada escribió:
> 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 2^st  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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