A short note of welcome back and some encouragement for the afternoon.
Come for a drink or just the chatter. We are reserving some space at a local brewery. Snacks will be provided.
This is where the first big push towards a/many outcome(s) will happen.
Lunches at this conference are up to the attendee. You can take the 90 minutes to cool down, to eat on your own or to attend to your email addiction. Sign up sheets will be available for people who wish to join a group for lunch at one of our excellent local restaurants.
This activity is designed to get your group thinking about how the trends in your track would impact our decisions about education.
At this time we will grab refreshments and move to our track sessions
Futures thinking is a way to help you understand current trends to help you make decisions right now. It’s not about the future. This first group activity will lay out the concept of futures and provide a starting point for the strand work to come.
This is an introductory conversation to set the tone for the conference. Futures thinking requires focused effort from each participant in the process. That doesn’t mean we’re working towards consensus, but rather that we all understand the social contract for the next two days.
This is our first official meeting. We’ll get name tags sorted out, have a coffee and get to know each other a little bit. In order to be prepared, you might want to do some of the readings from the SSHRC website regarding the futures work we’re going to be doing. We’ll have a quiet …