White Paper 2 – Get Your Green On

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How incredible to create an experience that not only provided so many infromational posts and engagement among live and remote participants, but also generated TWO white papers! The first on the meeting design of ECV11 is just below this post, and the second by Judy Laine and Shawna McKinley along with our partner QuickMobile can be found here.

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White Paper on ECV11 Meeting Design

When we began this experiment we call Event Camp Vancouver, we had many objectives, and we achieved much as a group. We learned lessons from the seven Event Camps that had taken place before us, learned from their innovations and experiments, and built on some and added some new twists. There was so much thought, time, effort and energy put into what was a highly successful experience, and so many learnings along the way we simply had to share these.

In this paper we will walk you through the intentional meeting design elements we incorporated and how we began with low-tech, high-touch sessions to build trust among participants and then evolved into a high-tech, high-touch hybrid event on the second and third day.  Incorporating best practices in sustainability, social gaming and event technology we were able to create a meaningful experience and introduced a number of elements that meeting and event professionals could experiment with and may be able to include into their own events.

Going through the process of re-examining why we did what we did clarified what worked well, what we can improve and how we can grow from this experience.We hope you find this useful and welcome your comments.

ECV11 White Paper

Collaboration – Key to Success

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Collaboration in Action

From the time we decided to host an Event Camp in Vancouver, the committee knew that this was going to be about bringing the right people together to collaborate on creating an experience that would truly envelop the learners in an environment that engaged and delivered on learning objectives.  As we looked at the diversity of our group and extrapolated that to the people that would potentially attend and participate would have a similar diversity we chose to keep the topics broad so that we would be able to adapt to specific needs within these broader categories during Camp. To set the stage for the most effective working together as a group we began Saturday morning with a session on collaboration that looked at the bigger picture of how we can work together better. Based on the relationship building that happened throughout the weekend and continues today,  we can look back and be comfortable this was the right choice.

If you would like to hear the session on Collaboration presented by Ruud Janssen and Glenn Thayer you can check it out here

One of the tools we used during this session that included both the face-to-face and remote attendees sharing their ideas on collaboration is called Pirate Pad and you can link to our ideas here.