Brain Dating: The Next Frontier For Events

Brain Dating: The Next Frontier For Events

17-11-2015, 13:00 - 14:00

The Coliseum

Language:
English

The sharing economy is changing everything: from the way we travel to the way we learn. Increasingly, human beings are moving from spectators to actors in their lives and claiming the authority to become active in fields where they have been passive for so long. As learners, we set up our curriculum for the year, not relying on a new diploma, but rather on our own gumption, events, peer-learning communities and MOOCs (massive open online course) to learn new critical skills.

Yet, most event attendees scramble to hunt down the participants they’d like to meet, holding on to their glass of wine like a compass, hoping that the Gods of Serendipity are their your side. Maybe they get lucky and met the people they were hoping to meet… maybe not.

What lessons can events learn from the recent whirlwind of changes that have been taking education and learning by storm? How can we rethink the traditional conference model, to ensure it is in sync with participants’ new learning habits? Our main takeaway: content is now accessible online, through a variety of channels. Human beings, with their wealth of experience and knowledge, are the biggest asset of any great event. You’d never leave your content to chance: why would you leave relationship-building to serendipity? 

Based on the case study of a partnership between C2 Montréal & E-180, Christine Renaud will share her best practices to boost the peer-learning component of your event. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to test this unique approach by using the mobile app Braindater to meet the great minds surrounding them for spontaneous brain dates.

As an event organiser, these insights will help you become the matchmaker that makes sure your attendees find and learn from their valuable stranger, while under your care!

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