Fall Meeting pattern

Braindate™ Peer-to-Peer Networking

There is a new way to “bump into someone in the hallway” at #AGU20. If you want to meet up one-on-one or with a small group to discuss a scientific or other topic, the Braindate networking platform is the place to go.

 #AGU20 attendees are able to book one-on-one conversations or meet with up to four others (total group of 5) around a specific topic. At the scheduled time, you and these new or known colleagues will meet on video chat for 30 minutes (for one-on-one) to 45 minutes (for a group).

Here's how it works:

How to Braindate

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Explore the Topic Market, where you can browse topics others have posted related to knowledge they’d like to share, or anything they’d like to discuss. This is also where you’ll post topics for others to book!


How to Braindate step 2

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Choose a topic you’d like to discuss and if it’s a one-on-one topic, propose a few times to meet.

Group braindates happen at one set time: you’ll simply reserve a spot to join one.


How to Braindate step 3

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Book your braindates! When it’s time to meet, log in to the platform to join your video call.

You don’t have to be an expert to lead a conversation! This is not a platform to lecture on; it’s one to learn and connect on. You can expand your network, learn new viewpoints, troubleshoot a challenge, or connect on shared interests and experiences.

Conversation ideas can include:

  • Discussion of personal or scientific interests
  • Participating in a small group to talk about career path advancement
  • Building your network beyond who you might normally meet

Here are just a few topics that have already been suggested by fellow attendees!

  • Critical zone science (in various disciplines)
  • Challenges and opportunities of working with local populations to conduct science
  • How do you pack for your first trip to Antarctica?
  • Learning or teaching without field work

Braindate mobile

Start your list of topic ideas now and be ready for when the Braindate platform is available during Fall Meeting. The topic market will be accessible for scheduling starting on 1 December through the #AGU20 platform. Simply access the site, create a Braindate profile account, then browse for topics or add your own.

Braindates can be scheduled during the following dates of Fall Meeting:

Braindate hours 12-8  Braindate hours 12-10  Braindate hours 12-11  Braindate hours 12-15  Braindate hours 12-16

You will receive updates and reminders of your upcoming conversations from the platform.

Conversation topics will be continually added throughout the meeting, so keep looking for new groups to talk to!

About e180
e180 was founded in 2011, inspired by the core belief that all humans have precious knowledge and experiences to share that might change someone’s life. Their mission is to unlock human greatness by helping people learn from one another.

Since its founding, e180 has brought experiential peer learning to events, companies, and communities, and have since transformed close to 400,000 users and hundreds of world-class events into vibrant experiential learning hubs with partners like Workday, Tableau, C2 Montreal, Airbnb, TED, Cannes Lions and Salesforce.

Braindate is e180's flagship product. It is an online and in-person experiential learning tool that provides event attendees with a curated, content-driven alternative to traditional networking tools.

Virtual Braindate takes the core components of the Braindate experience—onsite hosting, in-person meetings—and makes them virtual, while ensuring that they remain 100% human.