ACC2003, every attendee is
encouraged to be a presenter, networker, and active participant.
Intelligence Dinner works toward that goal by requesting
self-selected presenters to report from each brainstorming table,
allowing everyone who is interested to present their attributed
ideas to the entire group.
to the ACC2003, all
registered attendees are requested to submit a brief, optional
statement of personal passions (topics of
interest, information to share, resources to recommend), and current
and open problems for which they are seeking solutions.
These statements are placed online in our participants
section, and also included in the Conference
preprinted for attendees, to optimize peer-to-peer networking
time is scheduled during the conference for networking, Q&A,
posters, and periodical browsing in the Conference mini-bookstore.
model here the work of systems theorist Bela
Banathy, whose ISI conferences attempt to engage
all attendees as both 1) presenters of their own
perspectives (in brief written form), and 2) participants
in self-selected conference brainstorming groups, engaging in
"disciplined and focused conversations" on important human problems
during the gathering. Abstracts of those conversations are then
preserved in a community-accessible record (e.g., internet archive),
for group members and the general public.