September 02, 2005
CIW Conference ~ Design Elements Musings (1)
Notes from Sept. 1 Evening
Wonderful time together here - non stop - literally from 5 til 9:30.
Expectations of participants (in the conference)
Take an "appreciative approach/frame" honoring and appreciating ALL methods and networks of CIW present.
Example from ? conference where they had RFID in tags to help map and visualize the networks of people's movements throughout the conference to redesign next years conference layout for optimal interactions - ie attend to physical space lay out
Mapping and topographies of interactions - pay attention
Be skilful of invitational cylce - tribes and key peoples
Talk w/ organizers of the Gathering of Nations - in Albequerque sp? for ideas on how they organize such diversity among their tribes.
Invest in developing the capacity of poeple to appreciate the diversity ie there is a training element to how the conference is presented (David)
Need time 4-5 days to really move through to deen the practice thruough real experience need a learning and FB cyucle to reflect on what they just saw/heard/experienced
Design a GENERATIVE LEARNING PROCESS - to develop capacity of participants - adjust and refine as we go with lots of iterative self-reflective torodial loops built into the process
Set an expectation for action for participants
Hybridize Cafe and Open-Space processes (we had LOTS of dialogue about this one and how to best do this - as primary methodologies for the conference (pages of notes likely on this one from our dialogue)
Inspire a sense of possiblity - in harnessing our diverse collective potentials
How do we develop the practices that reinforece core CIW principles?
Who do groups come together and work at a higher capacity?
How can we tarnsport our learning and processes out through networks to other groups most effectively?
Make CIW field
Consider where have things not worked (from other conferences - eg European Social Forum - see paper on this by Phil McLeash sp? The Promise of the European Social Forum - ie the Forum was designed backward - should have done the
End of Joel conference design elements specific list - see other notes that will have more detail on other themes and topics that we discussed.
Conference Design Elements
Design/logistics of Real-Time Meetings
Growing a CI Movement
Intersection of Top-down and Bottom-up
Leaning into the Unknown
Synergy of Physical and Virtual
The Field of Collective Intelligence