What increases engagement? What would our meetings look like if everyone was engaged? Would those meetings still be meetings at all?

Tonight at Portland Permaculture and The Resilience Hub, I taught a class on Participatory Event Design to answer some of these questions. We talked about the power of a good question to frame a conversation that matters for people, to focus their inquiry, to energize and capture their imaginations. Here is are some of the materials I used to talk about some of the most engaging methods that I know Open Space TechnologyWorld Cafe, Calling Circles, and Art of Hosting: