What would make you interested to attend my mini-conference?
I’ve been wondering about the purpose and intention of the mini conference I will host. I like the framework Howard Rheingold uses for Hosting Good Conversations Online. I also reflected to Jillian Clarke about the questions I have to make invitations more compelling when asking people to engage. I wonder if the reluctance for people to participate could be linked to the quality of the invitation and the level of commitment it offers potential participants to sign up for. It could also be linked to familiarity and ease of use of the tools required to participate. The other thing I often think is unclear is the level of participation expected of a participant. Am I being invited to:
- listen to an expert,
- listen to other people discuss a topic,
- contribute my own ideas,
- ask questions,
- receive feedback on my questions,
- listen to responses to other people’s questions,
- share my reflections and insights on the patterns I see emerging in the conversation,
- listen to other people sharing their reflections and insights,
- voting on topics,
- making group decisions,
- collaborate with others to work together on a project,
- co-create something new
- make an agreement to meet again?
I think it would help if the invitation made these questions clear. What would make you want to participate?
Would you be interested in co-designing an invitation template for facilitating online events or processes? How could we facilitate this online? How could we invite interested people?