- 120-minute roundtable discussion for up to 12 people
- Share collective knowledge, exploring areas of common interest
- Increase understanding of a subject and the issues involved
- Open, creative conversation on challenging topics
- Great for networking and exploring possible partnerships or joint ventures
Building on the concept of the philosophical cafés, whereby a group of thinkers gather to discuss important questions, the Congress’s knowledge café aims to achieve a deep level of analysis on challenging conservation issues.
At a glance
The knowledge café sessions have the great advantage to involve small groups of participants. With a maximum of 12 people, a high level of participation was possible at the 2012 Congress, allowing an in-depth examination of particular subjects. Participants were able to test their ideas with individuals who shared common interests and raise their awareness of different viewpoints.
This intimate set-up is a powerful way to challenge your thinking and gain a deep understanding of some of the most important conservation issues today. In Jeju, the knowledge cafés offered a rare window on the various observations and experiences shared by the participants. This open debate format ensured each learnt from one another in an informal, conversational set-up.
Explore the topics, discussions and resulting documents of the Knowledge Café sessions that took place during the 2012 World Conservation Congress on the Conservation trends platform.