We are delighted to be hosting the 2007 gathering of EEEurope in the heart of Scotland. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new from throughout Europe and beyond. You are especially welcome if you are taking part for the first time. If you have taken part before, expect some changes (in response to your feedback) as well as some pleasant surprises.
Since 1997 this annual conference has provided a unique meeting place for experiential educators, trainers, therapists and others who are interested in sharing, discussing and challenging their knowledge, methods and techniques.
What sets us apart from most other practitioner conferences is our completely informal structure together with our belief that everyone who attends (however 'new' or 'old') has something to share that others can learn from. This means that the workshops are provided by participants. There are no paid speakers. Everything is voluntary and is organised by the group.
We do not have conference themes. The people who come shape what the conference is about, under the broad and stretchable banner of 'experiential education'. The usual problem is that people can't get to all the workshops they want to go to. So on the first evening we all work together to create a programme that will please most of the people for most of the time. With your help we will make this process open, democratic and welcoming to all.
Roger and Lesley Greenaway, Frank Grant and our growing team of volunteers are excited to be hosting this 11th EEEurope conference at Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Our team of organisers includes Irene Bews and Wim Charlet who took part in the last event in Germany (2006), Kris von Wald who took part in the Czech Republic (2004), Pete Allison who co-hosted the 1999 event in England, Jac Rongen who co-hosted the 2003 event in the Netherlands, and Nick Ray who will be experiencing his first EEEurope event.
We still need people to help us at the conference, so when you register please let us know if you are willing to help in one of the conference activities. If you are bringing a car, please let us know if you can help with transport.
The conference will be 3½ days long, starting at 17:00 hrs on Thursday April 26, 2007 and finishing at breakfast on Monday 30th April.
The first night (Thursday) we will welcome all participants, organise the final workshop schedule, and get to know each other. Each year the conference is 'rung-in' with everyone ringing the EEEurope bell.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday workshops will run from 09:00 hrs - 12:30 hrs and from 14:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs. Workshops slots are 1½ hrs or 3 hrs. Our conference evaluations have emphasised the value of breaks, so we have 30 minutes between workshops and 90 minute for lunch.
Friday evening will be our traditional International Dinner. We provide soup for starters and the rest of the menu depends on the food and drink that you bring from your own country for sharing with others.
For Saturday evening we have booked 'Real Ale' (a Scottish Ceilidh band) for some fun-filled experiential education as you learn to dance to their music, helped by a 'caller'. This popular Scottish tradition is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. We will also be offering a disco - so please bring your favourite music.
Sunday evening will include the conference review and evaluation and a few games (your chance to try out a new game or introduce us to one of your favourites). The evening will end with a photo and video presentation of the conference. We are also pleased to include a special whisky tasting sponsored by Highland Park and finally everyone ringing the bell to close the event and hand over to next year's hosts.
To keep up with important news about Scotland 2007 (about travel, workshops, changes, etc.) be sure to join the EEEurope email list. Ask to join the list by sending an e-mail via te new homepage. You will then receive an invitation to join the list.
If you have any questions, please send us an email by clicking "Send us an e-mail" In the left hand menu of this page. We will reply as soon as possible.
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