Knowledge CafeA process whereby a set of topics are discussed in an open format by breaking participants into small groups for a short period of time. Its open format doesn't require small groups to present back to the larger group and the event may result in nothing but knowledge.
Birds of a FeatherA self-organizing conversation that resembles a cocktail party.
Lightning TalkParticipants present to the group for a short period of time, typically around 5 minutes.
Speed GeekingShort presentations that are conducted in small groups. For example, 12 presentations that occur concurrently at 12 tables.
FishbowlA conversation between four to five people in a circle surrounded by an audience in a larger circle. In some cases, there is a way for participants to enter and leave the conversation.
BackchannelThe process of using a communication tool such as social media to discuss the event as it proceeds.
A meeting that is driven by participants often leaving the format open such that it evolves as opposed to being preplanned.