The organisers then swap contact information between matches - usually an email address or mobile phone number.
At Oregon State University we have begun using variations on the "speed dating" model (just another name for structured networking) in a wide variety of settings. Sessions in conferences and workshops, whether keynote addresses, panels, or town hall meetings, share a common characteristic: one person at a time speaks, and everyone else is expected to listen.
After hours in that role, it is little wonder that participants pour out into breaks, hungry for conversation.
Each spends about three minutes talking to each member of the oppposite sex - the social interaction that takes place therein is referred to as a 'speed date'.
At the end of the evening everyone marks on a card who they would like to date again and who they wouldn't.
A speed mentoring approach was successful in sharing knowledge among farmers' market managers with different levels of experience.
Farmers and chefs used a more classic speed dating approach to forge new relationships and make deals.
It is now most popular amongst professionals in their mid 20's and 30's.
Preparing Arriving Dating Community Q&A Speed dating is a process that allows single people the opportunity to meet many prospective romantic matches in one place at scheduled speed dating events.
A panel of veteran market managers providing tips and suggestions has always been valuable, but it suffers from a format that is too similar to all the other sessions.