The Conference formats encouraged audience participation utilising a variety of contemporary presentation formats that involved and engaged Conference participants.
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Traditional plenary sessions kicked off the Conference as our keynote speakers established a framework for the Conference themes.
A moderated public conversation addressed the Conference themes. The panellists took different perspectives and offered their thoughts and solutions to a common sector problem or issue. Delegates were invited to submit questions to the panel before and during the session. This format encouraged insightful discussion, fresh thinking and unique perspectives.
Lightning Talks provided quick, insightful snapshots of current and emerging ideas and issues.
These sessions allowed for a more in-depth exploration of the ideas presented. Formats included Campfire Sessions and Storytelling (see below for more information).
Ideas into Action
This session summarised the great ideas explored throughout the Conference program and ways we could action the ideas when we left to go back to our day-to-day roles. It was an important session that recognised the great ideas posted on the Big Ideas Board.
The Fireside Chat began with the presentation of an idea to a group, which then took the idea, in an open forum, and ran with it. The group drove its own learning, taking on multiple perspectives on the same issue.
Storytelling is an ancient art that makes for an engaging workshop format. Stories reflect the authentic experience of an individual, a team, or a community and are very persuasive and generate greater recall post the event.
An optional activity, the Brain Dates session was a facilitated networking opportunity which matched delegates to discuss a topic of interest.
Short presentations by researchers exploring the results of academic studies and their applicabilty to the sector.
The Poster Presentations were a great visual representations of ideas, programs, services, research findings that your peers within the volunteering sector had been working on.
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