Attending a four day conference and making sense of it for someone else is tricky at best. Everyone attends with biases, assumptions, and expectations. Other than sharing time and space together it is a unique individual experience.
We ran our workshop on Social Capital: Glue for Sustainability at the Community 2.0 Conference in Las Vegas. "Social capital" and "community" have a lot in common as they both are about building relationships and value is created from the knowledge embedded from emergent conversations. Linked conversations through networks is our focus and a netWORKED mindset is our workshop subtitle.
But there were only two sessions at the conference over 4 days that focused in part or in whole on seeing organizations as networks - Patti Anklam's keynote and our workshop. Mapping the network of keynote presenters is my take on revealing the collective value of the conference.
Consider clicking here an experiment in a netWORKED mindset- a means to capture my experiences and our workshop. Using a dynamic network mind mapping and knowledge visualization tool by the brain technology, I have written my conference notes and made links to keynote speakers and our workshop. There are web links to Flickr, Slideshare and presenter sites as well. This may take a few minutes to open, but worth a try.
netWORKED mindset tab will take you to our networked organizations wiki which is private. If you want to see it, let us know so we can send an invitation.
Once in the CORE tab, click "of interest", then click "video" to hear how we bring networks of stakeholders together.
The Brain has an enterprise version for organization wide knowledge capture and interactivity (multiple individuals can author and edit), so the technology scales. The personal version I used can be downloaded for 30 day free trial allowing multiple maps to be created. Uploading to your website for read only viewing is fairly straight forward with an FTP program.
The netWORKED brain is lots more fun and has plenty of options for use to create a "shared" experience. Let me know what you think.
~ Victoria G. Axelrod