In addition to the traditional Call for papers for workshop content, we’re trying something new. We’re looking for at least 10 mini-workshops written and presented by participating organisations, Speakers’ Corner style. Please submit your suggestions by the 12th of March 2018 to vse2018@boj.se and put Speakers’ Corner in the e-mail title field.

The topic: examples of best practices in connection to the event’s main theme Reaching Out To Victims. The purpose of the Speaker’s Corner segment is giving conference participants a chance to learn from other organisations – a dynamic forum where we all discuss and compare best practices.

Content

The participating organisations are asked to prepare a well-rehearsed oral presentation given by one or two presenters telling the story of a successful solution/process/activity/project connected to the broader theme Reaching Out To Victims.

Structurally, presentations should follow this outline:

*Start with a description of how the idea was born, why a new or better solution was needed.

*Describe the biggest obstacles and how you overcame them to reach a successful implementation.

*End with a short analysis outlining the keys to success narrowed down to a list of three to five factors to consider.

*Allow ample time for audience interaction.

Logistics

Conference participants may choose their desired presentations on the fly. Audiences will stand (no or only scattered seating available) for this segment.

There will be at least 10 stations with different presenters, which would allow the average audience size per station to be kept down to 20-25.

No microphones or projectors are available for this segment – presenters must plan accordingly. Visual aids such as posters, maps or a short clip shown on a laptop are encouraged.

Each presenter will deliver their entire presentation thrice in succession (for different audiences).

The presentation is limited to a maximum of 10-15 minutes, after which 10-15 minutes are allotted to questions from and dialogue with the audience.

Each presentation, questions included, must end after a total of 25 minutes.

After 25 minutes there’s a brief 5-minute break during which the audience chooses another station and the presenters prepare to start over.

There will be some sort of co-ordinated signal to make everyone aware of the time frames given.