A KnowledgeFair is an event designed to showcase information about an organization or a topic. It can be organized in many ways using speakers, demonstrations, or more commonly, booths displaying information of interest to the attendance.
A large amount of information can be made available and visitors can focus specifically
on what they are interested in learning. They can interact directly with the presenters,
getting immediate answers to their specific questions. They also can establish contacts for further exploration of topics if needed.
Knowledge Fairis particularly recommended when there is a lot of information to share with a lot of people and participants need a broader perspective, as well as an opportunity to interact on a one-to-one basis on specific topics. Knowledge Fairis an alternative to traditional presentations when more interactive experiences are desirable.
Visitors often network with one another and booth developers’ often strengthen their teamwork. Knowledge Fairs also provide opportunities to draw attention to best practices and recognize employee and team achievements.
A Knowledge Fairis also pertinent if the organization is to adopt and
sustain horizontal modes of operating and cooperating. Such a method can then foster a new organizational dynamic.