We have a strong commitment to providing opportunities for conference participants to interact, converse, and learn from each other. Built in to the conference program are a number of sessions and events that are designed specifically to promote interactions among the on-site members of the knowledge community. These range from more formal plenary sessions, through parallel presentations, to informal coffee breaks and optional activities. Some of these, like Talking Circles and Garden Sessions, may be new experiences for participants. Our approach to organizing Parallel Sessions has some unique features, as well. Learn more about these session types under On-site Presentations.