With some parts of the world opening up again, there is a possibility that people can meet in-person. This gives us the opportunity for thinking through gatherings where some participants would meet up physically while others would participate remotely. This raises questions about design and and environment approaches. This learning community session aims to answer some of the following questions:

– How do we design new experiences and gatherings that combine the very best digital and physical collaboration has to offer?

– What are design principles for hybrid gatherings?

– What are some of the pitfalls to avoid?

This session will be an opportunity to share our learnings, ideas, hypotheses and explore together the impact and the opportunities of hybrid gatherings.

Workshop Hosts

Patrick Frick is a Co-Founder of The Value Web and has led its engagement with the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders since 2004, bringing his expertise of design and facilitation of collaboration to their gatherings around the world, including the Annual Meeting in Davos. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Board of Moving Walls, which is a company shaping the future work environment by making tools that allow for new and creative ways of working together. Patrick is also on the Board of Social Investors, a boutique philanthropy advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2005. Social Investors works with affluent individuals and families worldwide, accompanying them to help maximize the impact of their philanthropic engagements. Patrick is a member of the Jury of the INDEX: Award, which is the world’s largest and most important design prize.

Moving-Walls.com | Designtoimprovelife.dk 

Andor Gregorics

Andor Gregorics has built a reputation as a powerful facilitator with a strong sense for the human aspect on an individual level and in large group settings.

He is a certified professional facilitator and a certified trainer within one of the most popular programs for basic leadership and management development in Scandinavia, UGL – Understanding Group and Leader. Since his career as an officer in the Swedish Armed forces in the early 1990s, Andor has been passionate about group dynamics, both in theory and practice. This has shaped him into the bold, compassionate facilitator you experience in front of the room. Andor is a partner of Matter Group, an international facilitation company focusing on large-scale collaborative problem solving, facilitative leadership, and facilitation training, working with local and international clients in both public and private sectors. 

Mattergroup.com | Twitter | Linkedin

Alfredo Carlo

Alfredo Carlo is a founding partner of Housatonic Design Network. Since 2011 he has been a partner of Matter Group. Together they deliver graphic facilitation and collaborative sessions to facilitate complex issues in organizations and communication. Alfredo is a member and vice-president of The Value Web, a nonprofit organizational network made up of international facilitators and designers. The Value Web helps large and mid-size organizations all over the world in their processes of research for systemic and complex problems solutions.

Alfredo bases his work on the power of collaboration between people. He loves to commit himself to each project in a creative and active way, especially new, difficult, and unexplored challenges. His sunny and emphatic character makes him feel comfortable in any operating and human environment.

Housatonic.eu | Mattergroup.com | Twitter | Linkedin 

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