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when i lived in Tokyo, occasionally i attended the Tokyo Pecha Kucha Nights:

What is Pecha Kucha Night?

Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

how about have a EuroTrib Pecha Kucha night (or day) at the Paris meet-up?  we can tweak the requirements (e.g. images optional, different time limits, etc.) as we want, of course.  the main idea is to have a format to elicit interesting talks and discussions in a creative fashion.

(Pecha Kucha nights happen in cities around the world.  if you want to attend one, you can check if your city has them on their website: Pecha Kucha Cities)

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Wed May 20th, 2009 at 12:57:03 PM EST
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We are already overwhelmed with the great conversations we have. Really. The absolutely best thing about meet ups is the non-stop fascinating conversation with people you've never met but just have so much in common with.

It's a goodidea in other circumstances but we really don't need conversational catalysts.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 20th, 2009 at 01:47:02 PM EST
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yes, i know there are already plenty of great conversations.  but my thought was that providing a forum with a modest amount of structure, if only for an afternoon or an evening, might offer an outlet to present ideas, experiences, opinions, suggestions, etc. in a way that might not have a natural or obvious way of coming out in casual conversation.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Wed May 20th, 2009 at 01:55:47 PM EST
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