Format of conversations

After Milan we were clear that we wanted to allow deeper conversation on topics and not to constrain conversation. We want to avoid the frustration of having to end a conversation too early before getting into real conversation and uncovering gems of knowledge.


For each discussion topic we propose the following

  1. 10 minute introduction of the topic

  2. One hour of discussion

  3. 20 minutes to debrief

This allows us 90 minutes for each topic.


We will be divided into three groups around the tables in the room.

As we have 14 attendees there will be two groups of 5 and one group of 4

Groups will remain the same for each conversation (90 minutes) and we will then form different groups for each subsequent conversation.

On the running of the conversations

  1. 1.We are going to be flexible as to how we allocate topics for discussion. For the first discussion we will have the same topic for all three groups.  Depending how well that goes we might decide to allocate different topics to each group for subsequent sessions.

  2. 2.We have decided to work without a specific facilitator but Joe, Jacquelyn and Corinne will act to monitor how things are working.

  3. 3.We will ask one person to act as a topic ‘introducer’. They will lead the 10 minute introduction to each topic

  4. 4.At each table we will appoint people to specific tasks in particular to capture useful outcomes e.g. research, training and collaboration opportunities.


Discussion 1: 9:30 to 11:00

Topic: How young people are changing in Internet Life - culture etc.

Topic Introducer: Elio Vera

Group 1

  1. Matthias Enderle

  2. Patrick Dennis Witt 

  3. Louise Evans

  4. Jacquelyn Reeves

  5. Elio Vera

Group 2

  1. Tony Kearns

  2. Susanne Skoruppa

  3. Päivi Christian

  4. Corinne Mahaut

  5. Isabelle Demangeat

Group 3

  1. Miriam Kronberg

  2. Jo Bastiaens

  3. Kirsten Wachter

  4. Joe Kearns

The next topic would have different arrangement of groups.


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