These are meetings for all conference participants. All plenary sessions will be conducted by Guillermo (Gil) Peñalosa, who will be the Master of Ceremonies throughout the Conference. On each occasion, two people will make 15-20 minute core presentations, after which they will participate in a dialogue moderated by Guillermo (Gil) Peñalosa.
There will be five plenary sessions during the Conference. Four of them will deal with the chosen conference themes and the last one will be attended by policy-makers.
Plenary sessions will have simultaneous interpreting in English and Spanish.
They consist of presentations lasting approximately 30 minutes, by one or several speakers, to an audience of 100-150 people. They will be followed by a Q&A session, when the audience can ask questions or express brief opinions on the subject matter.
Presentations will have simultaneous interpreting in English and Spanish.
They are open, public debates on a specific question. The moderator initially briefly explains the question, providing some theoretical or practical context to establish its importance. This introduction is followed by an open debate, the conclusions of which will be summarised by the moderator.
They are discussions by up to 15 people literally seated around a round table. Debates will arise after a brief presentation (10 – 15 minutes) of a project, experience or product by a speaker who will subsequently moderate the discussion.
All the tables will be in the same area. Sessions will last around 45 minutes, after which participants will be invited to move to other tables for another 45-minute discussion. Participants will therefore be involved in two round tables each.
There will be no simultaneous interpreting, so these workshops will be held either in English or Spanish.