Part 1

Workshop Structure:

Large table and chairs with accommodation for up to 12 people.
Large screen/projector for presenting concepts.
Whiteboard for facilitator.
Large whiteboard wall or other large surface for participants to engage with.
Blank cards, post-its, markers, pens, etc.

Participants can comprise up to three representatives from each discipline.

The facilitator can be a neutral staff member of ACRC who is suitably familiar with the concepts, or a Conjectural Technologies delegate.

Introduction – 15 minutes:

The facilitator of the workshop should be fully familiarised with the concept(s) which are to be used as the focus of the activities. The participants can either familiarise themselves with the concept through the website, and/or the facilitator can take on the role of a Conjectural Technologies representative and make a presentation outlining the idea and its intentions.

As the concept is revealed, participants are encouraged to note any questions they would like to be addressed on blank cards.

Discussion – 15 minutes:

This is a section where participants are allowed to ask questions about the concept(s) to better understand it from their own perspectives and to provide them with better detail and resolution of how they function. As the questions are asked, the facilitator can gather the question cards and group them, as themes arise.

Participants can begin to be allowed to drive the conversation as the questions become more involved, and possible answers should be invited from other participants.

Concerns – 25 minutes:

Participants are now invited to write down two concerns that they have about the concept that has been presented – specifically from their own disciplinary area. Participants are encouraged to use 1-3 words to communicate their concerns and write one concern on a separate post-it. Each discipline should have its own colour to work with.

Alternating between disciplines, each participant is asked to present their concerns, take a minute to elaborate on them and place them on the wall in full view.

When this is done, the facilitator can start to group concerns together with feedback from the group as a whole.