Posted in Professional Practice Year 2

Creating a Symposium

As a starting point for our symposium, visiting guest Jen … came in to talk to us about her symposium and give us some tips on how to make one ourselves.

Research in Practice

What do you want to talk about?

  • Respond to words?
  • Debate?
  • Practice?
  • Themes?
  • Environmental?
  • Rural vs urban?

You need a broad topic to keep a range of people participating.

Formulating Foundations

  • Who is it aimed at?
  • What questions will be asked?
  • What is your own take on the theme/question?

Research your subject so you know exactly what you’re talking about!

A time plan is really important to stay on track

Tasks Involved

  • Venue
  • Budget
  • Written content
  • Research
  • Social media
  • Online platforms
  • Running order drafts

Leading up to the Symposium

  • Marketing
  • Hand outs of information
  • Technical needs
  • Do we want to film it?


After this spread of information I realise I need to research symposiums to get an idea of what to expect and get brainstorming. It is clear that there is a lot to think about and to be considered to make a successful symposium. I also need to really research the subject of The City to get a really interesting idea started for the project.


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