A weekend gathering for collective reflection amongst activists and academics. November 4, 5 & 6 - 2005.
Lancaster University, North West England.
What is facilitation? There is an intro to facilitation here: http://seedsforchange.org.uk/vcs/facil
Facilitation involves the running of a session so that a semi-structured conversation takes place wherein everyone who wishes to speak, can, and only one person is speaking at a time. The intention of this conference is to avoid the academic convention of having one or two speakers, who present their thoughts and then respond to questions from 'the floor', and instead to allow a fairly free-ranging discussion to develop around the themes of each session. We intend to use the convention of activist meetings instead, with requests to talk next going through the facilitator.