Conference speed dating ideas

This article describes structured networking activities (also know as "speed dating") that succeed in enlivening meetings, strengthening networking, and improving learning.

A speed mentoring approach was successful in sharing knowledge among farmers' market managers with different levels of experience.

Assume we can accommodate 20 pairs at a time, and that we’ll have 10 five-minute times slots.

After hours in that role, it is little wonder that participants pour out into breaks, hungry for conversation.

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Often the most animated interactions and the most valuable learning take place during breaks, meals, and receptions.

Extending these unstructured networking periods provides one way to improve these events.