Introduction: Knowledge Café Space

The physical space in which a Knowledge Café is held should be chosen and configured with care. The following aspects should be taken into consideration: Café venue Café room Café tables Café with no tables Room layout Café refreshments Photo Credits:   Lauren Gurteen (Attribution) Last updated: 2nd June, 2016

Café refreshments

Although not essential, refreshments are an important ingredient of any Knowledge Café. After all, the Cafe is a metaphor for a conversation over coffee, a glass of wine or a light meal. Integrated into the Café process well, refreshments can complement the social interaction and conversations between the participants but done badly they can detract … Continue reading Café refreshments

Knowledge Cafés in a lecture theatre Cafés can even be run in lecture theatres

I would not advise it unless you have a choice but Knowledge Cafés can be held in a lecture theatre. As you can see in the photos – it is possible but the small groups are too large and widely scattered.  There is no intimacy and no real energy in the room. [Status: stub] Last … Continue reading Knowledge Cafés in a lecture theatre Cafés can even be run in lecture theatres

Knowledge Cafés at conferences Not the best of environments but possible

I have often run Knowledge Cafés at conferences. Conference settings are rarely ideal for a Café, but they are possible.   A Gurteen Knowledge Cafe at the KM Egypt conference in Cairo, Egypt in September 2010. This video is 50 minutes in length and covers most of the Café. I start the session with a … Continue reading Knowledge Cafés at conferences Not the best of environments but possible