Internet Freedom Festival 2018 – Introverts meetup


Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Room: Patio Naranjos
Duration: 1 hour


(From the IFF Schedule) “This meetup brings together individuals that identify as introverts. Meetups are one hour informal events focused on allowing people to meet and greet.”
I’ve volunteered to lead the Internet Freedom Festival Introvert meetup at this years IFF.
This is for anyone who wants to give feedback about IFF, the community, and anything else you wish, silently, or without words.


To enable people who might be less inclined to take part in a group event to contribute their needs from IFF, thoughts and comments about IFF.


The format of this session is inspired by Caroline Jarrett’s (a wonderful user-centred design professional) experimental “silent session for introverts” at the UKGovCamp 2017.
  • Talking isn’t banned, but it is not encouraged for the first 40 minutes.
  • Discussion, in any language, is encouraged for the last 15-20 minutes.
  • Discussion can be about the topics, or introducing yourself to other people there.


it is important to make sure as many people as possible feel they can take part. I hope to have some collaborators who can help with the translations as necessary.

Please be comfortable writing in, speaking whichever language you feel most comfortable in.


The session will have a main topic, with some thought prompts. There is also space available for “other” and general questions.

Participants can contribute

  • their opinions, experiences, and anecdotes
  • opinions for good (or bad) ideas, tips, and results
  • anything other comment

What happens after the meetup

I will be sharing the outputs of the meetup with the IFF organisers in order to make IFF better and identify possibilities to improve.


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