Education may be experiencing rapid changes but the evolutionary cycle for the proverbial conference proposal is moving at a much slower pace.
It’s still pretty much the same as it has always been — about themes, titles, session types, and outcomes that get rolled up into a 250-500 word abstract.
Seems simple enough, at least until you toss two or three co-participants into the mix. Suddenly, it’s a matter of negotiating ideas, priorities, and writing styles. A 45-minute task can suddenly expand into days.
So, what’s the best way to approach this type of collaborative proposal? How should you design the drafting, editing, and submission process?
Today’s challenge is to design your ideal learning environment for collaborating with one or more co-presenters on a conference proposal.
Here are some questions you might want to think about:
- What is your desired experience for this activity?
- What is the best way to collect and prioritize ideas?
- Is it important to have a designated person to create the first draft?
- How do you manage different preferences in writing styles?
- What are some possible constraints for this design?
Time to Design: <10 min.
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 7
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