Mel Lindauer wrote:VictoriaF wrote:Mel Lindauer wrote:Last year we had a breakout session during the book signing, and it was well received, so we plan to do the same thing again this year with perhaps two breakout sessions.
Breakout sessions usually run in parallel, and participants can attend only one of them. Are you planning something like that, or we will have two consecutive sessions that would be in parallel with book signing but not with each other?
They will be informal but interesting chat/discussion sessions on a number of topics rather than formal presentations and they will run in parallel. We simply don't have the time or space to handle it any other way.
Will the breakout sessions be defined by their topics, or they will be mini-panels with ad-hoc discussions based on the participants' questions? If the former, will you be asking for topic proposals?