An Un-Meeting is:
- An event without the rules and structure of a traditional conference, where the interests and ideas of attendees drive the topics of small group discussions all around a common theme.
- An interactive way to cultivate ideas and make productive connections across academic centers and between academia, industry, government, and the community with the goal of developing multidisciplinary, collaborative partnerships.
- A catalyst for inspiring future collaborative research, grant applications, manuscripts and publications through the sharing of experiences, ideas and best practices.
How is the Un-Meeting structured?
- The “un-agenda” kicks off with brief “4 x 4 presentations” (4 slides in 4 minutes), then attendees are given time dedicated to idea generation that will shape the topics of the breakout sessions, and finally that is followed by the breakout sessions.
- “Un-rules” guide the day, including the “law of two feet” which encourages participants to find the topics and conversations which most inspire them.