Most meetings reward presence without participation. Sitting in a dim conference room suffering yet another death by PowerPoint doesn't get things done. At Filament, everyone (introvert and extrovert, expert and novice) works together to connect, uncover unique insights and solve problems.
We know that to many introverts, things like brainstorming and networking are painfully uncomfortable. We've designed our meetings to include purposeful silence, time to think and casual small-group discussions. But it isn't just introverts who love our meetings -- extroverts finally hear all the great ideas traditional formats fail to uncover.
At most traditional conferences, the most important person in the room aren't the speakers, but rather those sitting next to you. At Filament, we leverage the wisdom of the crowd to drive collaboration, connection and creativity.
Amazing things happen when people are face-to-face. The connection and creativity Filament meetings deliver don't translate to virtual attendees. Thusly, we refuse to dial back the experience of the people who are "in the room" to accommodate those who couldn't attend.
At Filament, our meetings are built around people doing stuff together. We give attendees the permission to talk about what matters -- and sometimes our clients find that the challenges people uncover in the moment are more significant than the ones we originally came to discuss. Our process allows us to pivot and focus on solving the most meaningful challenges, not just the ones we planned for.
When you come to Filament, you'll see our designers at the whiteboards sketching. We don't do it because it's cool or fun (though it is), but because it makes our meetings better. Live drawing engages attendees and helps everyone literally get onto the same page. It also creates a written "artifact" of what occurred that is useful long after the meeting is over.
At so many conferences, the "networking" only occurs at the end of the day, with attendees holding a beer in one hand and a stack of business cards in the other. At Filament, conversation happens from the first minute to the last and you'll make more meaningful connections in a day of thinking than you ever could in two hours of drinking.