Conference for the Association of Social Pedagogues:
Winner of the Best Participant Engagement at the Danish Events and Meetings Award 2017 (DEMA17)
The core of the conference was our participatory concept Fairground - a kind of professional race task full of dialogue and reflections. In addition, the day was spiced up with a series of plenary sessions packed with reflective presentations, interviews with practitioners, as well as the 3-chapter audiobook.
We had developed a cutting-edge process design and a set of materials for each task that helped participants stay focused and fully engaged in order to reflect, share experiences, stay action-oriented, and take-home new ideas.
An IT system developed by ourselves kept track of where the groups had been and which stations were available. It allowed groups to decide how long they wanted to spend on each task. And once they reported ready for a new one - they could see on a big screen in the hall which station they should move on to.
95% of the conference participants said that the conference had inspired them to develop the work environment and focus on professionalism. Especially Fairground got an abundance of positive feedback from all.
- ”Fairground is one of the most fantastic and useful experiences I've ever had in a conference."
- ”Faiground was exceptional. EVERYONE participated actively and there were great conversations and reflections. .”
- ”This could easily have been a 2-day conference without me getting bored a single time :-)"- ”Particularly Fairground was extremely good, because there was something very concrete to bring back home."
- ”During Fairground, time flew by! We would have liked to work on more activities. They were good, and I liked that we had to take decisions on concrete actions on future initiatives in your workplace.”