Let’s Network

The networking support crew at Online Information (Ed Mitchell, facilitator; David Wilcox, social reporter; and Emma Wallace, facilitator) is experimenting this year with a new way to get everyone networking. It’s designed to let people meet people who wouldn’t ordinarily run into each other.

A range of delegates’ topical interests was gathered in advance using Crowdvine and then printed out and posted on the boards near the tea bar in the conference area. Attendees were encouraged to add their names to the post-it notes (and it looked like the response was pretty  good) and add their names to any topics that matched their interests.

Tables were subsequently labeled with specific topics for discussion to let the networking begin.

Next time you’re in the conference area, leave a note to the networking support team about what you think of the idea.

Barbara Brynko
Editor in Chief
Information Today

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