Abstract Most Extension educators seek new ideas for organizing more exciting and animated workshops and conferences.
This article describes structured networking activities (also know as "speed dating") that succeed in enlivening meetings, strengthening networking, and improving learning.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
It's an efficient way for people who are interested in finding a special someone to meet a large number of people quickly in a safe environment. It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date.Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes.The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.Extending these unstructured networking periods provides one way to improve these events.