Speed dating event format
The cultural speed date was IMMENSELY useful (and fun). …I ended up talking to people at my table from Somaliland, Ethiopia, South Korea and Nepal.
It was pretty amazing to share stories and experiences.
We were confident that we can collaborate, and I respected very much the amount of faith we can have in the other while meeting someone for the very first time.
No matter how many hands are shaken at conferences, there will always be a little uneasy about approaching strangers.
It need not be with the actual person met during the Speed Dating, but through them, a whole network opens up.After a brief introduction by the expert, each attendee has 1 minute to introduce themselves, and to spell out specifics they would like discussed. Allow a maximum of 3 minutes for each attendee’s introduction and topic.For a total of 10 attendees, a 30-minute round would be the maximum. Interaction with a fairly large number of people is possible in one setting, so I recommend this format for larger conferences.One of my best experiences at the Cultural Speed Date was meeting an Iranian female photographer.We both felt that we already knew each other and we were totally open to each other so we had an exchange not only of information, but of energy and human presence.
I left full of energy for stories and ideas and it was truly an incredible chance to meet some interesting people from the cultural sphere.