13 Types of Educational Conference Sessions

Name (clickable) Summary Max Duration (mm)
Ignite / Pecha Kucha Very fast presentations 5
Expert lecture Regular lecture 45
Round table Lecture + discussion for a small audience 45
Birds of a Feather Small, informal, discussions on a topic 60
Demonstration Just a demo 90
Panel A group of Knowledgeable Others discuss topics while others listen in 90
Skill builder Hands on training 90
Think Tank Single topic discussed in discrete breakout groups 90
Professional Development workshop Longer hands on training 720
Unconference: Dotmocracy Audience suggests, votes on and delivers topics Unlimited
Unconference: Fishbowl Hop in, hop out panel discussion Unlimited
Unconference: Knowledge Cafe An informal round table Unlimited
Unconference: Speed Geeking Inside ring presents, outside ring listens; bell rings, the outside ring moves one seat. Unlimited

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