Thursday 16th May marks the sixth year of PMO Flashmob and it’s our birthday!
Each year we like to try something a little different – we have the cake and the presents, that’s a given – we also like to try a different type of get-together.
This year we’re going with the House of PMO Genius.
Don’t you just love that title?!
There’s something already called the House of Genius, which is a different type of networking event.
In a nutshell, what happens is – we have people who want to present a problem or challenge they’re facing today to the audience (the panel). The panel then helps them solve the problem.
This sounds like a great way to share knowledge and insights in the PMO community, in a safe and friendly environment. Let’s face it, any of the challenges that are shared are probably going to be applicable to all of us, so we all end up learning as well as helping out.
The House of PMO Genius will take place at Ticketmaster UK in Angel Islington in their brilliant bar area.
It will take place on Thursday 16th May from 6pm until 9pm. Food and drinks to keep you fed and watered will be available (as well as birthday cake of course!)
Tickets cost £10Book your place
Fancy presenting your problem or challenge? [Complete the form here]
Here’s some more detail on what to expect, we’ve changed the info a bit to make it relevant to PMO folk:
What happens in a typical session?
We bring together a group of PMO people (the panel or audience) and three PMO people with a specific problem or challenge. The three presenters share their background and a key problem they are facing in rapid-fire fashion. Next, each attendee offers questions, insights, suggestions, or introductions that may assist the presenter. The true “genius” is in the collaboration – you’ll be amazed at the power of thinking that is evoked from the structure of the sessions and the synergetic format.
What’s with all the mystery?
First names only at the start. House of Genius works best when we have a diversity of perspectives and where people candidly share their ideas freely and without filtering or ego. We ask attendees to refrain from disclosing their backgrounds at the start of the session so that ideas are accepted at face value and to encourage everyone to contribute equally. We don’t announce the attendees or presentation topics in advance; it’s a simple way to guarantee creative thinking, honest feedback and fresh ideas. Our format encourages attendees to lend their unique insights to problems that may be outside their fields of expertise — a crucial ingredient to gain novel perspectives and create innovative solutions.