[IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session Formats

Wanawit Ahkuputra wanawit at etda.or.th
Tue May 10 21:06:59 EDT 2016

Dear Miguel and Marilyn,

Great proposal and several NRI also have the Youth Program and it might be
great idea to have a slot for Lightning Talk that if the national initiative
could arrange a kind of program and pick up the best one from there country
and sponsor to participate in the IGF that might be more participation for
the youth to this program as well.
I try to discussed here in our IGF Thailand and see whether they could
support this activity.

Wanawit Ahkuputra
Deputy Executive Director
Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization)

Mob.: +668 9301 8818
Email: wanawit at etda.or.th

From:  Igfmaglist <igfmaglist-bounces at intgovforum.org> on behalf of "Marilyn
S. Cade" <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
Date:  Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 15:10
To:  Miguel Ignacio Estrada <miestrada at gmail.com>, MAG-public
<Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>, "agengo at unog.ch" <agengo at unog.ch>
Subject:  Re: [IGFmaglist] Proposal for Working Group on Innovative Session


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

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
2. 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.
3. 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
4. For example: 10 minutes sessions / 10 slides presentations
7. Barcamp Sessions
8. 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.
9. 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
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
7 New Session Formats Call Materials Ready WG Members / Secretariat
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

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

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.

Nacho Estrada | @acmuzic <http://twitter.com/acmuzic>

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