During the meeting , delegates worked to develop consensus or position papers on the selected themes. The output is being made available for use by ADEA and ADEE members, to help guide them in responding to the challenges and opportunities they now experience.
Parallel sessions were jointly chaired by selected members from the USA and Europe supported by junior faculty for record taking and paper writing. There was an open competition for junior faculty to be considered as rapporteurs.
Sessions w ere highly interactive, with small- to medium-sized groups working together with a chair and rapporteur on core themes and reported back to the plenary. Up to six hours of protected discussion time was provided to enable the sharing of the evolving consensus document with the various themes.
To ensure an effective and productive experience, delegates were expected to do some preparatory reading and give consideration to draft position papers in advance of attendance.
Four themes were identified for the meeting workshops: