Session Guide:


Campfire Session:

Campfire Sessions are small forums a lot like a traditional presentation, with one or multiple speakers at the front of the room presenting an idea to a group of people. After 15 or 20 minutes, however, the focus shifts from the presenter to the audience. For the remainder of the session, the presenter becomes a facilitator, inviting comments, insights and questions from those around the room.

Jigsaw Session:

A jigsaw session is a cooperative learning experience where a larger group is divided into smaller pods, and session content into multiple segments. Each participant in a group is assigned to learn one segment, with the help of an external instructor. All the participants assigned to the same segment form temporary “expert groups” and are given time to discuss their learnings and rehearse the presentations they will make to their jigsaw groups. Once back in their jigsaw groups, each member presents their segment to the others.

Talent Show:

The talent show format is for showcasing projects, demonstrating technology or pitching ideas. Participants have 3-5 minutes to demo their concepts using props or visuals. Multiple acts perform before the audience is asked to vote on their favorite. A presenter helps to introduce the acts and keep the audience engaged.

Town Hall:

Town Halls are a way for EDO’s along with ED partners from communities of varying sizes to meet with their colleagues, either to hear from industry experts on trending topics of interest, or to discuss common challenges they are facing.

Round Robin:

These sessions include multiple different presentations, where participants rotate the room between speakers in a lightning-round format. will start with the moderator and all speakers on the stage. Speakers give 5-7-minute presentation about their project. Then for the next 15 minutes, the speaker and attendees will engage in a group discussion. Each speaker will spend 20 minutes at each station, and the moderator will signal for the speakers to move to the next station and group of attendees. The session will conclude with the moderator and speakers on stage for some wrap-up (5 minutes).

The Solution Room:

Each participant is given time to think of a challenge they are facing. Participants are then divided into groups of 6-8 and each person takes it in turns to present their problem and have it brainstormed by the group in 7-minute cycles. Groups share round tables with paper cloths that they can write on. A final human spectrogram maps the shift in the way participants now feel about their respective challenges.

Pecha Kucha:

A storytelling format, where presenters will have 6 minutes and 40 seconds total to share their most recent and cutting edge projects. Participants will travel from station to station listening to various case studies from around the world. At the end of the session attendees will vote on their favorite project.