Parallel session

Fun and entertainment

4 July

15:40 to 16:50

STCC, Auditorium C

The confession session!

We believe in life-long learning and learning-by-doing. The Confession Session is an invitation to share and to learn – from our mistakes. The best way to learn is from your own blunders, but you can often learn valuable lessons form your colleagues' mistakes as well. We have all failed and we will fail again. Sharing our mistakes with colleagues advances the learning process, helps us develop professionally, and creates a genuine spirit of collegiality. What's the worst typo you've made in an interviewee's name? Have you concealed relevant but inconvenient details about an interviewee because they're an important person in society? Do you wish you had written a story completly differently?
Sometimes we fail because we're afraid, sometimes because we're too busy to write everything we know. Too often we hide our mistakes deep in our memories and carry them as burdensome secrets, rather than just owning them.
The Confession Session is an atypical session where every attendee can also be a presenter. Since the World Conference attracts colleagues from around the world, the range of professional challenges discussed will be diverse and enriching. The session also encourages intergenerational dialogue among conference attendees. Please join us for a unique moment of professional development!