In the opening session of the Gothenburg Meeting Science Symposium we used the MeethingSphere platform to collect questions that we would like to discuss during the two-day gathering. The result was a list of 82 questions (many of them with sub-questions and additional comments) which we then clustered based on similarity and we came up with 12 categories (i.e. 12 types of questions)
- Meeting efficiency and effectiveness
- Meetings and their contexts
- Research methods
- The symposium itself
- Journals, publication of meetings research
- Relationships between meetings
- Practitioner questions
- Defining meetings, taxonomies
- Teaching/training meetings
- Functions of meetings
- Content of meetings
- Artefacts in meetings
Because the list of all questions is so very long, I am splitting it up so that below I will create one reply for each of the 12 categories.
I have to say that reading through this list is extremely interesting and I somewhat regret that we didn’t manage to work more systematically with this list during the symposium. But on the positive side, I think we have an enormous treasure here that can inspire quite some online conversations.
Please feel free to respond to any of the many items in the list. I’d suggest you create a new topic for your response and then select the text that you want to respond to and click the “Quote” button that pops up. The selected text will be inserted as a quote into your new topic post. (Note: you need to be online for this, it can’t be done via email)