Powwow opens up event’s agenda to participants

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How do you carry out due diligence on platforms? How do you build a cashflow model? What goes into a really good report? What technology do you use and why? What should we be doing about auto-enrolment? Clean share classes – what the hell?

These are just some of the questions that are likely to come under scrutiny at the Paraplanners Powwow on 19 September 2013 at A Day in the Country, Upper Aynhno Grounds in Northamptonshire.

That’s because they are topics, already informally suggested for the Powwow, that registered participants have now been invited to express their preference for, in order to help create the agenda for the event on 19 September 2013.

Last Friday, we pinned up a digital blank piece of paper by publishing an online survey, inviting participants  – and a number of people who are teetering on the edge of attending – to decide upon the topics for discussion in two of the day’s session formats: the Small Hadron Collider and Show & Tell sessions.

The Small Hadron Collider is a 60-minute long session, featuring a maximum of two topics, in which paraplanners can dismantle and explore any aspect of paraplanning. Registered and potential participants are being invited to tell us how popular topics suggested so far are, and to offer ideas for topics that they really like to see featured in these sessions

Show & Tell sessions last an hour and feature quick-fire 10-slides-in-ten-minutes PechaKucha-style talks given by participants who volunteer. Topics must have a one-line title beginning with ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘when’ or ‘where’. Show & Tells can feature any topic that volunteers choose, so long as it has relevance to the life of a paraplanner.

The Powwow adopts ‘unconference’ principles, one of which is participation in agenda design. We published a post about the unconference format late last month.

Just 26 tickets remain for the event and paraplanners wishing to attend can book their place by completing the online registration. Registered participants will be able to access the online survey to contribute to the agenda design.

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