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An individual or organisation that provides input for current or future courses, degrees, certifications in Meeting Architecture. The input can come from existing professions, disciplines or sciences.

The Power of Unconscious Thought: Does It Result in Creative Problem-Solving?

No doubt many of us have all experienced a situation where, after long hours of trying to solve a certain problem, we give up, and go get a break, only to come back and solve the problem within moments. This appears to be a somewhat commonplace situation. However, the science behind it is much more complex. According to the authors of the study – Professor Adam Galinsky of the Kellogg School of Management, Chen-Bo Zhong from the University of Toronto and Ap Dijkstererhuis of Radboud University Nijmegen – unconscious thought results in creative problem-solving in a two step process.

Make participants change behaviour based on the conference

The American Robert Cialdini is professor in psychology and marketing at the Arizona State University. He is seen as the global authority in influencing.At conferences, that is what we try to accomplish: influence participants so they change behaviour and have an impact. Cialdini has defined six principles of influencing others, of which a few can be applied as techniques during meetings and conferences. The most interesting one is the commitment and consistency principle.

Building sleep reserves for that coming conference?

Heavy conference ahead with early committee meetings and late night “networking” events? Try sleeping more than usual in the weeks prior to the conference.  Research by the American Sleep expert Tracy Rupp with 24 subjects makes her concludes that you can accumulate sleep for ‘use’ in periods of ‘scarcity’.Half of the test group had to be in bed 10 hours a night for a week and the other half 8 hours.

Ms. Riikka Pollanen

The University has two programs in Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Specialization lines:
- MICE Management
- Management of Nature and Soft Adventure Tourism

The Bachelor's degrees awarded, while based on theory and sciences, have a clearly pronounced occupational and applied emphasis. They are specifically designed to respond to the demands and development needs of business and industry.

Department: Tourism and Hospitality Management
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Lahti, Finland

Richard E. Mayer

Richard E. Mayer is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he has served since 1975. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1973, and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Indiana University from 1973 to 1975. His research interests are in educational and cognitive psychology.

Ib Ravn

Ib Ravn, Ph.D., is in charge of the project cluster "Tools for the Knowledge-Based Organization". He initiates and coordinates research and development projects on the facilitation of knowledge processes between people in organizations. He lectures, gives workshops and writes on meeting facilitation, the learning conference and how to dynamize academia.

Patrick De Wit

Patrick De Wit is a clinical neurologist, interested in rehabilitation of people. Diseases of the brain are the most important reason for learning and attention disorders.
In his function as Medical Director he is involved in the daily issues about learning, teaching and networking between medical doctors in and outside the hospital.

Department Neurology    AZ Sint Jozef    Malle, Belgium

Prof Caroline van Niekerk

Caroline van Niekerk is a full Professor of Music Education at the University of Pretoria. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Music and English as well as a teacher's diploma from the University of Stellenbosch. After obtaining two licentiates from the University of South Africa, one in School Music and one in the Theory of Music, she completed her postgraduate studies (M.Mus and PhD) at the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition she holds a variety of qualifications in fields as diverse as translating, editing, television presentation, leadership and negotiating skills.

Vision (UK)

Future Lab’s bi-annual magazine offers possible visions of the future of learning with digital technologies and other innovative resources. This magazine focuses on education, but most of the information can be used in meetings. You just have to replace the word student by delegate and teacher by meeting planner.

Ib Ravn - Denmark

Ib Ravn, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Learning Lab Denmark, of the Danish University of Education, Copenhagen. He heads the research group ”Facilitating Knowledge Processes” that designs, facilitates and tests processes for learning and knowledge sharing at meetings, conferences, networks and in organizations generally. He was directed the projects ”The Learning Meeting” and ”More Effective Meetings” that were conducted in collaboration with some of Denmark’s largest corporations, among them Nokia Denmark, Novozymes and Danske Bank.

Dr Neil Dagnall

Dr Neil  Dagnall

Specialist Areas  Attention & memory, retrieval processes, social & collaborative recall and heuristics and biases.

Research Interests   Part-set cuing and retrieval inhibition across a variety of socially analogous situations.

Position/Post:   Senior Lecturer

RIHSC Research Centre:   Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology

Professor Glynn Humphries

Professor Glynn Humphries, is professor of Cognitive psychology At the university. As such he was interviewed by M&IT for the series "anatomyofameeting". The article apeared in February 2008 under the titel The really wild show. He explains about the brain and visuals in learning. He has broad research interests covering:


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