TIPS FOR LEADING A SESSION
Leading a session can be intimidating, whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting to try out your public speaking skills. However, we think it’s a very valuable experience to have and encourage anyone with an interest of doing a talk, facilitating a workshop, or something else to go for it during the event! It’s really important that the sessions are actually relevant to the theme of Future Tech - Future Society and bring value to the participants, therefore we encourage you to consider the following aspects:
How does this session relate to the theme: Future Tech - Future Society?
The theme is broad and can include anything from looking at new tech developments, to the future of work, politics, sustainability, and anything else affected by developments in technology. But it’s still important that you consider how you can contribute to the discussion around this theme.
What do I want people to take away from this session?
Hopefully people will have learned something by the time they leave the session. What will it be? Or do you want to inspire them? Whatever you want to take away to be consider it beforehand. That will help you create the session in the best possible way to achieve that outcome.
Because you are amazing. Anybody is welcome to lead a session, whether you are an expert, an enthusiast, or just a curious person. Everybody has something to contribute. But do consider what you have to bring to the table, maybe you have a really interesting point of view you want to talk about, maybe you’re good at engaging people, maybe you want to learn more about a topic and want to bring people together to talk about it. Play to your strengths!
Do I need help with facilitating this session?
We’re here to help! If you have a cool idea for what to do during a session, but are not exactly sure how to make it work, or need help facilitating, let us know! We’ll do our best to help you out. That’s what this is all about!
What can you do?
Here are our suggestions for different types of sessions you could make!