Thinking Space Paper No.11: A bar camp – an event format for community building and progressing a subject

Tired of events with endless PowerPoint presentations and little to no interaction? Tired of passive audiences that consume one presentation after another with no impact? Then try a Bar camp. The Bar camp is a conference format in which participants set up their own agenda with the help of a moderator at the beginning of the day around a central theme. This results in different sessions with different topics. The focus is on sharing knowledge and benefiting from the expertise of others, networking and getting to know new points of view. At the end, the results of sessions are presented in the plenary and a conclusion is drawn and prospects are given.