"The WC I facilitated had about 60 people. At the end of round three, I asked people to write/draw their best ideas on 8x11 sheets of white paper large enough so they could be seen from a distance. We posted them on a big wall. I then gave them blue…"
"Hello, fellow Canadians! Happy to share this Cafe space with you. Thank you for the invitation!
I'm a graphic facilitator living in Vancouver. I was introduced to the World Cafe about 5 years ago and was an instant fan. I've hosted or…"
"WE ARE STARTING the practitioner´s community with our pioneer viviana torrijos. we want to start formal and non formal ways to train visual recorders, besides pure experience.
i know margulie´s books. what other resources there are?"
"What a wonderful thing to be happening....thank you to the Visual Practioners who have been such an integral part of the evolution of the World Cafe...and to you Nick, for offering this space for a learning exchange among visual practitioners.
"Julie said: "What I'm leaning toward now is to focus more on the big picture than the details, so that instead of madly trying to capture all the ideas in the room, I'll try to stand back a bit and attend to the larger story…"
You have aptly described the firehose experience of trying to capture the harvest. I have not recorded that many WCs, and yet I feel that there are so many opportunities to innovate in this area of the WC that I am thrilled that you have…"
"Hi all -
Wow, thanks to everyone who weighed in on this topic! It's really helpful hearing the challenges and solutions other folks have come up with.
As for me, I found the first couple of World Cafes I did very challenging, because I left…"
"My first significant recording at a World Cafe was a logistical nightmare. There were about 50 tables and about 200 participants. I had a 16 foot stretch of paper on the wall and there were three rounds of conversation on the topic of improving…"
My name is Pieter Ploeg, a junior Art of Hosting practitioner and emerging social innovator. I have just graduated from a social entrepreneurship training in Sweden (http://www.yip.se) and I am now finding my way into the world through the exchange of ideas and skills. I have started a small social enterprise to sustain myself during social innovation work, while travelling and learning. (http://www.pietradelmundo.nl)
In early October I am moving to Vancouver for a few months, to discover North America and the networks in and around Vancouver.
Right now I sustain myself with making websites, but I am looking forward to doing more hosting and community work.
I would be very grateful if you could help me to connect to the World Café or Art of Hosting community in Vancouver area, to see if there are ways of collaborating!
Yes! Welcome, Avril. Whenever I think of you I think of your lovely "Etiquette" Poster, which we have used so often. I'm going to put it in the "hosting resources" part of this site (with credit of course!).