IDEA-THON: sensemaking applied to science engagement practice

The Ecsite Workrooms are a short series of online talks, group discussions, workshops and even some offline preparation, all centred around one specific theme; an opportunity for science engagement professionals to learn together.

IDEA-THON: sensemaking applied to science engagement practice Workroom consists of 4 sessions of 3 hours on 9, 16, 23 and 30 November (13:30-16:30 CET). You can find more information here.

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Welcome to our online registration system for our Ecsite Workroom! Please note that only participants are required to register for this event, speakers and organisers are not.

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The student rate is only available to individuals who provide scanned copies of a valid student identification card, sent to within 24 hours after completion of online registration. Please write "Student ID verification + your name" in the subject line.
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Ecsite Workroom - IDEA-THON from 9 to 30 November 2021
Your workroom registration includes access to all of the events for this workroom. Please note that places are limited for this event and shall be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, following eligibility criteria which can be found on our website.
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In this idea-thon, teams of science engagement practitioners will be exploring what the conceptual tools of sensemaking, roles and repertoires could bring to a specific science engagement challenge, centred on interactions with a specific audience.
What type of challenge do you think you'll be more interesting in working on?

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Do you perhaps have a case study for the idea-thon?
Some case studies will be brought by external "problem owners", while others will be put on the table by participants themselves.
If you're ready to share your challenge and let others play with it, you could be one of our "problem owners". Don’t panic if you don’t have a challenge to put forward, you’ll learn a lot by putting your creativity at the service of someone else.
We’ll be reviewing potential case studies on a rolling basis and if yours is chosen we will contact you directly.
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Do you think you can contribute a challenge from your own practice?
In practice, this will mean: attending a short meeting with the workshop organisers ahead of 9 November, doing a couple of hours' work to gather resources and information for the group(s) working in your challenge, delivering a very short presentation in the first workshop and briefing a team in the second workshop. We'll then ask "problem owners" to step back and work with another team - but they'll of course get to hear the creative ideas of those who worked on their challenge and they'll be able to give feedback.

Into which category do you think your challenge falls?
Tell us more about it in a few sentences: who, where, what, with what goal and what the specific challenge you'd like to get ideas on.

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