In 2000, a group of consultants met in Washington, D.C. to discuss their challenges, share ideas, and explore collaboration. Actually, I complained about another conference that I didn't feel had let me lead sessions the way I wanted to, and didn't help the participants participate. Based on that discussion, we started the AYE Conference.
We created a different conference experience–one where the participants actually participated, and (gasp!) conferred with each other and the presenters.
We wanted a different presentation format: experiential and participative rather than passive. We wanted to engage people rather than lecture to them.
Jerry Weinberg, Esther Derby, Don Gray and I are the hosts for the conference.
Together, we create a program where we (participants and presenters) explore ways to be more effective on the individual, team, and organizational level.
We don't send the participants home with a big proceedings binder; we send them home with personal insights and practices to enable them to be more effective problem-solvers.
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