Gergő Fekete talks about his Image Conference experience in Athens
1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference?
• the topic of teaching refugees / teaching about refugees
• the number of presentations per day
• all the presentations I attended
• the length of the conference (was not too short but not too long, either)
• the familiar atmosphere: it was amazing to get to know other presenters and delegates very early on and to chat with them in the breaks
• everything was very well organised: the changes were handled professionally, too – well done!
• the idea of the Saturday dinner
• the food and the coffee!
2. How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve been to?
• I found the size of the conference just perfect. Some conferences can be huge with 20+ parallel sections in one slot, and it is just too much. To me, this was a small conference, but that is exactly why I loved it. I had time to process what I’d heard, to network, and to make friends, too!
3. What were the main discussion points to arise in The Image Conference?
• the ongoing projects (e.g. HandsUp project)
• the difficulties of bringing pressing issues into our lessons in state school education (while having to use our coursebooks, too)
• networking between different organisations
4. Are there any innovations to the format of the Image Conference that you would like to see in the future?
• can’t think of any right now (I especially liked the idea of open-air plenaries)