What’s a Hangout?
We’ll be running five hour-long Hangouts at KA Connect 2012 — two one-hour sessions in the middle of both days and one more at the end of Day 1.
Attendees of prior conferences have asked for "conference infrastructure" to help them connect with people who want to talk about the topics that they are passionate about. A tribe within a tribe if you will.
Our response to this desire is something we are calling "Hangouts." Each table at KA Connect 2012 will have a number. During the Hangouts, we’ll put suggested topics up on the main conference screen and assign those topics to table numbers. Here’s the cool part — conference attendees will suggest the Hangout topics and moderate the discussions.
What makes for a good Hangout topic?
What burning issues are keeping you up at night that you think this group can help you with? What ideas, technologies, or strategies are you most excited about heading into 2012? Or most curious about?
Hangouts are meant to be very fluid and dynamic discussions with your peers. They are not presentations. We want you to be able to organize yourself around the topics and questions that are most important to you.
Sample Hangout topics might include — Using Social Media on Projects, Do Innovation Competition Programs Work?, or Cloud Computing Challenges and Opportunities.
How to share your Hangout Topics with us
We’re ready to start collecting topics now. You can submit your idea in one of three ways:
1) Via Twitter using the #KAConnect2012 hashtag.
2) E-mail us at email@example.com
3) Come to the KA Connect 2012 Information Booth during the conference and tell us in person.
So, what do you want to talk about?