Making an academic workshop work?
March 25, 2013 8:28 AM Subscribe
What techniques have you seen working in practice to get people to talk when they come from quite different backgrounds?
posted by Grinder to education (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am organising an international academic workshop on an interdisciplinary topic. I want attendees to interact with each other and start deep conversations. I am looking for suggestions for ways to run the event to encourage this, and generally create an atmosphere of collaboration. The audience will range from graduate students to full professors.
No cheesy icebreakers - they won't work with this audience - but anything from clever hacks to extensive re-working of the traditional format of presentations+q&a are welcome.