Facilitated Discussions & Open Forum

At the end of each day, participants have the opportunity to join one of three participant-driven discussions.

Discussion of Talks
Gallery (Basement)

Each of the block of themed Talks will be immediately followed by a facilitated discussion, inspired by the speakers’ big ideas and stories. The conversation will be participant-driven with opportunities for all attendees to share their perspective on pressing topics.  The discussion will also join on-site participants with virtual participants, who will contribute to the conversation via the hashtag #ArtsFwd.

Fishbowl Discussion on Emerging Themes
Lanny Martin Room (4th Floor)

After a day of engaging and learning, come and share your new thoughts and questions with friends and colleagues.  This hour is a chance for informal conversation among participants, using a simple framework so that everyone gets a chance to join in – or you can choose just to listen and absorb the ideas.  In a Fishbowl, four individuals at a time step up to the center of the room to air a topic of interest and begin a discussion.  Anyone can join them, cycling through to make a contribution then re-joining the listeners to make space for others.  So we all eavesdrop on an emerging conversation that we also help to direct.  You decide your level of participation.  We encourage you to speak up and share your views!

Open Forum
Mountain View Room (4th Floor)

The open forums are a space at the Summit for participants to self-organize around topics and areas of interest that matter to them.  We’ll have a board up in each breakfast/lunch room where participants can post topics that they’d like to discuss in the Open Forum later that evening.  We are encouraging participants to post topics and then invite others who they’d like to be a part of the conversation to join them.  This space is yours to do whatever you choose.