Table of Contents for Event Crowdsourcing`

by Adrian Segar

Part 1: The Conference Program is Dead! Long Live the Conference Program!

CHAPTER 1: Meetings that aren’t

What if you went to a meeting and nobody met?
So what’s new in this book?

CHAPTER 2: Why you need to crowdsource meeting content

An experiment
Can we do better than 10–20% satisfaction?
Crowdsourcing meeting sessions works!
An event crowdsourcing success story
What event crowdsourcing is and isn’t

CHAPTER 3: The three types of event crowdsourcing

Program crowdsourcing
Session crowdsourcing
Future crowdsourcing
Is program crowdsourcing always successful?

CHAPTER 4: Why we shouldn’t try to predict what attendees want to learn

Low expectations!
Timeliness
Traditional meetings’ key problem
Many important topics for discussion only get discovered at the event
When is predetermined meeting content appropriate?

CHAPTER 5: The pros and cons of high-tech crowdsourcing

A quick overview of high-tech crowdsourcing
High-tech pre-conference “crowdsourcing”
Why you should use low-/no-tech crowdsourcing rather than an ARS
When is high-tech crowdsourcing appropriate?

CHAPTER 6: Wishes

Part 2: How To Crowdsource Events Right

CHAPTER 7: Introduction to crowdsourcing techniques

CHAPTER 8: How to use this compendium of crowdsourcing techniques

How this compendium is organized
Choosing appropriate crowdsourcing techniques
Preparing to use a technique
How each technique chapter is structured

CHAPTER 9: Techniques by goal

introduce attendees to each other:
uncover topics of interest to participants:
explore topics and learn from peers:
introduce new topics:
evaluate sessions or a conference:
poll attendees:
plan for the future:
solve problems:

CHAPTER 10: Techniques by conference phase

Openers
Middles
Endings

CHAPTER 11: Techniques by group size

CHAPTER 12: Techniques by time needed

CHAPTER 13: Techniques glossary

CHAPTER 14: Introduction to program crowdsourcing

CHAPTER 15: Important design considerations for program crowdsourcing

Scheduling considerations for crowdsourced sessions
Time considerations for crowdsourced sessions
Space considerations for crowdsourced sessions
Read Chapter 24!
The biggest program crowdsourcing mistake you can make

CHAPTER 16: Badgesourcing

Description
When to use badgesourcing
Resources
How to run badgesourcing

CHAPTER 17: Crowdsourcing ideas throughout an event

Description
When to crowdsource ideas
Resources for crowdsourcing ideas
How to crowdsource ideas throughout an event

CHAPTER 18: The Three Questions

Description
When to run The Three Questions
Resources needed
Development of The Three Questions
Why use question cards?
How to run The Three Questions
There are no wrong answers to these questions

CHAPTER 19: Human Spectrograms

Description
When to use Human Spectrograms
Resources needed
How to run one-dimensional human spectrograms
How to run two-dimensional human spectrograms
How to run state-change human spectrograms

CHAPTER 20: Reminders, Sparks, Questions, Puzzles

Description
When to use RSQP
Resources needed
How to run RSQP

CHAPTER 21: Peer Session Selection and Sign-up

Description
When to use PSSAS
Resources needed
How to run PSSAS

CHAPTER 22: Post It! For Programs

Description
When to use Post It! For Programs
Resources needed
How to run Post It! For Programs

CHAPTER 23: The Solution Room

Description
When to use The Solution Room
Resources, room space, and setup
How to run a Solution Room session

CHAPTER 24: Preparing for and running crowdsourced programs

Resources for crowdsourced sessions

CHAPTER 25: Session crowdsourcing overview

What is a crowdsourced session?
Five key characteristics of crowdsourced sessions

CHAPTER 26: Post It! For Sessions

Description
When to run Post It! For Sessions
Resources needed
How to run Post It! For Sessions

CHAPTER 27: Pair Share

Description
When to use pair share
Resources needed
How to run pair share

CHAPTER 28: Guided Discussions

Description
When to schedule guided discussions
Resources and room setup
How to best use guided discussions

CHAPTER 29: Fishbowls

Description
When to use a standard fishbowl
Resources needed
How to run a fishbowl

CHAPTER 30: Fishbowl Sandwich

Description
How a fishbowl sandwich can really get your attendees talking
When to use a fishbowl sandwich
Resources needed
How to run a fishbowl sandwich

CHAPTER 31: Open Space

Description
Why I don’t like unconferences
When to use Open Space
Resources, room space and setup
How to run Open Space

CHAPTER 32 : World Café

Description
When to run World Café
Resources needed
How to hold a World Café
World Café Lite
Using World Café when strong differences of opinion are present

CHAPTER 33: Affinity Grouping

Description
When to run affinity grouping
Resources, room space and setup
How to run affinity grouping

CHAPTER 34: Participatory Voting

Ways to use participatory voting
Low-tech versus high-tech voting solutions

CHAPTER 35: Hand/Stand Voting

Description
When to implement hand/stand voting
Resources needed
How to implement hand/stand voting

CHAPTER 36: Roman Voting

Description
When to implement Roman voting
Resources needed
How to implement Roman voting

CHAPTER 37: Card Voting

Description
When to use card voting
Resources needed
How to use card voting

CHAPTER 38: Table Voting

Description
When to use table voting
Resources needed
How to implement table voting

CHAPTER 39: Dot Voting

Description
When to use dot voting
Resources needed
How to use dot voting

CHAPTER 40: Anonymous Voting

Description
When to use anonymous voting techniques
Resources
How to run Idea Swap and Thirty-Five

CHAPTER 41: Introduction to future crowdsourcing

CHAPTER 42: Personal Introspective

Description
When to hold a personal introspective
Resources
How to run a personal introspective

CHAPTER 43: Plus/Delta

Description
When to use Plus/Delta
Resources needed
How to conduct Plus/Delta

CHAPTER 44: Group Spective

Description
When to use a group spective
Resources needed
How to run a group spective

CHAPTER 45: Pro Action Café

Description
When to hold a Pro Action Café
Resources needed
How to run a Pro Action Café

APPENDIX 1: Minimum Room Dimensions for The Three Questions

APPENDIX 2: Example Three Questions Topics Shared Google Doc

APPENDIX 3: Peer Session Sign-up Sheet

APPENDIX 4: Peer Session Sign-up Instructions

APPENDIX 5: Personal Introspective Question Card

APPENDIX 6: Handouts For Crowdsourced Sessions

Crowdsourced sessions primer
Facilitation tips for crowdsourced sessions

Notes