The Trainers in Europe Conference will use innovative, dialogue oriented presentation formats. That’s why we invite you to learn a bit about them beforehand.
Interactive Paper Sessions
The idea of Interactive Paper Sessions is to enhance a dialogue that focuses on the presented topic. In the first part of these sessions, the most important aspects of the research paper are introduced. After this, the author invites the audience to make an exercise (like watching and analysing a video) or to learn more about the presented tools.
Interactive Workshops are an invitation to explore not only a certain topic, but also one’s own experiences and to enhance self reflection.
Speed Learning Cafés
Speed Learning Cafés are an invitation to vivid discussion. In this session, the audience is divided into two groups /tables. Two presenters introduce the main issues of their research. Each presenter will sit with a group at one of the two tables, which are covered in blank paper and supplied with marker pens. Then the process follows these steps:
1. The presenters begin a conversation with their table using a single SPECIFIC – but not CLOSED – question relating to their specific research/interest. The aim is to gather some additional thoughts/learning or questions from the group.
2. Audience and presenters write notes on the table based on the conversation in the form of further questions/ thoughts
3. Groups change to second table/ presenter after 10 minutes. Repeat steps 1 and 2 by including the outcome of the first discussion.
4. Each presenter in turn summarises the conversations (3 – 5 key learning points from the session): 5 minutes each.
In Round Tables, the presenters only give short statements about their views on the session’s topic and then open the discussion with the audience.
Of course, no conference can take place without offering time for classic paper sessions, which are paper presentations followed by some minutes of asking questions and discussion.