The workshop will be organized using the principles of "Open Space" technology to facilitate effective and valuable goal orientated discussions. Participants will be working in groups on an issue that they feel strongly about.
Each group will be tasked with producing a strategic action plan on their issue. This could involve creating a pilot program for some sustainable practice, begin the development of a funding proposal, create/enhance a network, etc. or any combination of these. There also will be short sessions on topics of interest, such as “fund raising for research and application”, developing and an action plan, etc.