Most sessions will be small group dialogues of no more than 25 - 30 people each, much like the Aspen Institute's AGLN Fellowship experience.
Deep Dive Dialogues
Deep Dive Dialogues take place on Thursday, July 27 (the day before the formal start of the Action Forum) and consist of a full day of in-depth conversations and working groups. The 2017 Deep Dive Topics are: From Idea To Impact: Leading Your Venture and Leading Toward Justice: Truth & Reconciliation. The additional cost to participate is $249 and space is limited.
Seminar Dialogues use the Aspen Institute's classic text-based, moderated session format, help participants reflect on what they think mades a good society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives, and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face.
Topical Dialogues are created for participants, by participants. There are 3 rotations of interactive roundtable sessions each offering up to 14 session topics to select from. These dialogues are different from typical “panel” discussions: featured individuals are there to set the stage for a full dialogue involving 25 participants. Each "Lead Discussant" has no more than 5 minutes to speak on the topic at hand, leaving a full hour for a wide ranging, highly interactive, moderated dialogue.
There are three workshop formats used at the Action Forum: Peer Consultancies, Group Collaborations, and Venture Skill Workshops.