Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

2011-today | FoeBuD et al.

So many interesting projects and working groups that there’s hardly any time to tweet – padeluun 

Net neutrality, data retention laws and privacy – Germany’s digital rights activists are a busy bunch in their efforts to protect civil rights online. They also value freedom of expression and democracy when working together in grassroots networks. 

Beyond Talking Heads

Ever been to a conference that followed this pattern? Opening words from the organizers, followed by a long keynote speech with confusing Powerpoint slides and a coffee break. Breakout sessions with more presentations from the panel followed by a Q&A session dominated by rambling questions and no common thread. I bet you have.

This classic “Talking Heads” pattern is popular with conference organizers because it is easy, predictable and flatters those on […]