Indaba sessions

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New for the WCPT Congress.

The Indaba is a new “meeting and inspiration zone” within the exhibition hall, which takes its inspiration from the tradition of gatherings and meetings in Africa. Delegates may wander in and out of the Indaba space at any time, or gather on the perimeter, to listen to what is happening. This networking space is more informal than the other conference rooms and aims to break down language barriers and the distinction between ‘speaker’ and ‘delegate’. The programming of this area will allow for some late topics prompted by delegates and support sessions in different languages.

Two areas will facilitate the more informal format:

  • “Kitchen table” discussions will explore a range of issues led by a facilitator and may include additional contributors sitting with the audience.
  • “Points of view” discussions will allow for short talks and exchanges with the audience, drawing on their experiences.

Registered delegates can help create content and lead conversations in the Indaba

In addition to the content submitted by delegates in advance, there are a few slots for each session types below for which topics can be nominated on-site.

Click here to make an on-site submission

Please note that on-site submissions will be reviewed at 18:00 on Sunday 2 July and Monday 3 July.  Delegates will be informed of a successful nomination by email at 20:30 the same evening and provided with instructions.  Submissions after 18:00 on Monday 3 July cannot be considered.

There are three different session types:

  1. Got a problem to solve? Global thinking to address local challenges.  Use the collective experience of delegates to help find solutions to a local problem.
  2. My light-bulb moment.  Has there been a pivotal event that has impacted your professional life? What can we all learn from it?
  3. Got something to say in [insert language]. You may feel more comfortable discussing something topical in your native language.