Lock and Key Events are a great alternative to the club scene and traditional socials since the fun and unique ice-breaker format ensures you meet tons of new people!
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
By Deborah Koolbeck As you plan your session schedule for the AACTE Annual Meeting, don’t neglect your advocacy skill development! for “Putting Advocacy to Work.” In this speed-dating-style session, I will run the clock while you circulate through your choice of introductory mini-sessions led by experts and professionals.
There will be four time slots during this hour-long opportunity, each beginning with a few minutes of commentary by the leaders, and then opening for questions and discussion.
At the risk of being boring, many dates will throw some pretty crazy questions at you.
Of course, you don’t want to divulge too much personal information to a perfect stranger, but you can politely answer the questions and simply move onto the next topic.
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When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
Move from table to table to learn how to start off: Bring your business cards and your questions, and think about which four of the five options you’d like to attend.
Add this session to your personal AACTE Annual Meeting schedule and stay apprised as presenters are confirmed via AACTE Event Planner.
(The idea is that the participants will not feel pressure to accept or request contact information face to face.) The first organized speed-dating event took place in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California.
Since then, speed dating has spread across the globe.