Mar 22 – 25, 2015
The James B. Henry Center, MSU
US/Eastern timezone

Participant Driven Agenda

 
The style of this workshop will be a hybrid between a traditional top-down driven agenda and a contemporary participant-driven agenda. Participants will choose topics on-the-fly for the breakout sessions. Sessions last up to 2h and will take place at the end of the second day. People decide on the fly which breakout to join initially. During the 2h period participants can flow from breakout to breakout depending on their interest (or redistribute once a breakout has ended). 
 
We need you to participate actively! What is it that you really want to talk about at the meeting? Here are the steps: 
 
1) Please propose a topic for a breakout now at http://jina-cee-un-conference-forum.2341821.n4.nabble.com or express your thoughts on the proposed #Topics by replying. We want the discussion to start!
 
2) Discuss topics at the meeting, try to convince people to join certain topics, or rally colleagues to start a new topic.  
 
3) At the 30 min forum discussion we will all stand in one room, and whoever wishes to organize a topic will wave a sign (we will have signs prepared and you can create new ones). People will select their breakout topic by standing next to the organizer. 
 
4) Breakout groups will distribute over the facility. We have rooms for large breakout groups, and we have round tables for smaller groups. Group sizes can vary from 2-3 to 20-30 (or more). There will be no projection equipment, but we will have a whiteboard or an easel with paper and markers for each group. 
 
5) Participants can change groups, create new groups, and change topics, during the 2h period. Signs will tell them what the (current) topic of a given breakout group is. 
 
6) Each breakout group designates an organizer who takes notes, summarizes the meeting on the collaboration wiki, and for the largest groups (depending on number of groups) presents a brief summary at the closeout plenary session. 


#Topics
What are suitable topics? The agenda is participant driven so anything JINA-CEE related is a possible topic. Topics can range from a small collaborative idea you want to discuss with 1-2 colleagues for half an hour (but would be ok to be open to all) to a broad interest topic that could take a full 2h session. Students and postdocs are welcome to organize sessions tailored to their interests.