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?
- Rural vs urban?
You need a broad topic to keep a range of people participating.
- 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
- Written content
- Social media
- Online platforms
- Running order drafts
Leading up to the Symposium
- 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.