What is the Knowledge Black Market?
The Knowledge Black Market is a special form of experience exchange. Small groups of eight to ten participants will gather at a table and exchange ideas on a certain theme with an expert. In 30 minutes the expert will convey compact knowledge in a dialog, take questions and discuss with the participants.
Why is it called the Knowledge Black Market?
Like at a real black market, the participants aren’t exactly sure what they will get. You will hope to get tickets for certain tables that will be distributed “under the table” by microTOOL employees throughout the conference. Because there are two rounds per table, every participant in the conference will get two tickets. Onlookers are allowed and the tickets can also be swapped.
Even black markets follow rules
The participants have the choice between 6 – 8 themes. There are two discussion rounds, each will be marked with a gong. The experts will stay on their tables and the participants will change tables. A ticket is required to sit at a table. microTOOL employees will validate the tickets. Information about the experts, the themes and the tables will be distributed. At the end of both discussion rounds, every expert gets the change to share the knowledge and results of the exchange of experiences in five minutes to all participants.
The black market experts 2015 and 2016
Maik Pfingsten, Christian Obad, Michael Schäfer, Olaf Lewitz and Daniel Juling, and
Prof. Yvonne Schoper, Gebhard Borck, Wolfgang Ksoll, Mirko Gottberg and Dr. Andreas Bungert