Overview of the Eco-Sphere of Engagement
The Eco-Sphere of Engagement [ESoE] is a virtual-conference participation process creating a whole system, connected, network conversation.
Originally created to augment conferencing with prework that would provide delegates the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and other delegates over the aims and objectives of the conference. Giving everyone a chance to reflect and participate without the crush of a conference timetable.
As Coronavirus cancels face to face gatherings, this ESoE conferencing process really comes into its own. It is designed to replicate the connections, relationships, conversations, and sharing that would have happened in the conference venue and to add a kind of value that can be more powerful than the traditional conference process.
The ESoE involves the curation of a series of “conversations” that are scheduled over several weeks or months. Each “round” of questions involves the delegate answering some curated questions, that we can discuss with the organizers and that build the engagement and deepen the conversation.
It includes ways to enable all the dynamics of face to face conferencing for example:
Keynote Speeches can be shared in text or video form when we visually illustrate the talks these visual summaries can be circulated to all the virtual participants. These summaries are a more powerful representation of the wider conference conversation and engagement when they also include the voice of the delegates. Here is how we gather the delegate responses:
Some of the benefits of this approach are:
Stand Alone Keynote Speaker Application
Essentially the process is the same for a stand-alone speaking engagement. We work with the keynote speaker to shape the speech into several information chunks or chapters and then curate the questions to be asked for each round. All the while curating the visual images for each iteration so everyone sees what everyone is saying and asking. This increases the relevance and connection the speaker will have with their audience and everyone has a tangible picture at the end of the process.
These are the practical steps: