Presumably, the other attendees share similar goals and expectations when they decide to participate in speed dating activities.
This speed meeting icebreaker provides a similar experience for participants at a training meeting or a team building session.
As the instructor and panel moderator, one has to manage the questions from the class as well as rein in the excitement and enthusiasm of the panel participants to impart their wisdom. I asked the class for feedback following the inclusion of two panel discussions.
They loved the panel but wanted to have time to ask more questions and hear more from each person than time allowed.
It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date.
Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.
Extending these unstructured networking periods provides one way to improve these events.
But another, underutilized means for strengthening them is by carefully integrating structured networking periods into the conference schedule.
His team was uncomfortable deploying technologies at such an early stage in the development process. Unlike more established technology applications, ubiquitous computing does not have established design patterns to leverage.
The panel discussion is a valuable, time-tested teaching technique used in classrooms of all types to help students understand the experiences of a particular group of people. As I moved into the graduate classroom as a teacher of students studying higher education I realized I had a short time (one semester) to introduce and expose my students to the vast array of functions in the area of student affairs/student services.
My previous experiences facilitating successful panel discussions led me to believe that a panel would be a good method to use here. In an effort to create a panel that represented a diversity of functions and practitioners, I ended up with too many panelists and, consequently, an ineffective exercise.
Abstract Most Extension educators seek new ideas for organizing more exciting and animated workshops and conferences.
This article describes structured networking activities (also know as "speed dating") that succeed in enlivening meetings, strengthening networking, and improving learning.