A Socratic Design Dialogue Conference is: a format where all the plenary and break out sessions are no longer stand-alone’s, but form a coherent build up of all the intelligence created that day. We do not want a debate, but we create new horizons collectively. This format applies to groups from fifty to thousand people. Trained Socratic moderators moderate all dialogues. We use digital tools or use just the classical ones to process the knowledge generated in the dialogues.
In a value cascade event, any group can participate in this value exercise, in which – after a Socratic talk – the group will engage in a process of finding their collective values. The process starts with one to one conversations and cascades into a dialogue with as many as five hundred persons. The outcome is a value system that is strongly uniting the group.
Socratic Design can be a valuable approach for keynotes. It can go in the underlying assumptions of any subject.: What is a bank and what other activities are possible if we formulate another role. We can change business by asking fundamental questions. We can deep dive into the real desires of humans. Most keynotes could be relevant to boost the human factor in our high tech society: to revitalize the human dignity (Pico Della Mirandola).