We’ve had some great, honest feedback from our first Purpos/ed Summit for Instigators. We can’t list all of it, but below are some snapshots. Many mentioned how they enjoyed meeting people face-to-face that they’d only previously interacted with online, coupled with a wish that the afternoon could have been all-day instead.
Oh, and we’ll make sure that we include an attendee list next time, although we’re pleased with the number of people who have joined the Facebook group for the event!
I enjoyed listening to everyone’s talks and thought the 3×3 format was really effective.
Less formal structure (I didn’t like the lecture theatre and alternative classroom) where lots of different things can happen at once – everything can be captured and shared later.
The organisation was very good – clear directions, clear programme which was kept to, clear focus on the tasks.
Provide a notional framework or expected outputs from barcamp-type dicussions. Ours degenerated a little and got off-task…
Having never worked in education I found it very enlightening to have a discussion with people who have ideas on how to improve or change how people are educated.
The wifi was crap.
I enjoyed the camaraderie (thank goodness for spell check) of the people gathered. I felt that there was a spirit amongst the participants due to the networking that had been facilitated prior to the event via the Purpos/ed team’s efforts.
I think the link between 3x3s and discussions could be made more meaningful – though I’m not sure how. The presentations and the discussions were both worthwhile and interesting, but they felt a bit like different events.
[I liked] the opportunity to discuss the big questions with open minded and informed people.
[I would like] a broader intake than those that work in schools (the echo chamber)
Many thanks to those who gave feedback – we look forward to being bigger and better next time!
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