Introducing The IntelliConference Process

The freight industry, and its related governing bodies do not lack intelligent individuals. Instead it lacks what all other sectors lack: an effective means of collaboration.

What is an IntelliConference?

IntelliConference is a methodology that leverages collective intelligence – the knowledge and abilities of a group of people – to advance important issues and opportunities.  

Participants are typically involved as “stakeholders.”

IntelliConference is designed to address numerous kinds of situations, which generally fall into two basic categories:

    1. A range of stakeholders working through multifaceted issues, like those that tend to crop up around any major infrastructure project.
    2. A group of experts working together to efficiently harness their collective intelligence toward opportunity generation.
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Where does an IntelliConference take place?

Presently IntelliConferences takes place online. The platform is similar to a university e-learning environment. However, unlike an academic institution, there is no single source of information. Instead, through the IntelliConference methodology, the participants teach one another. A facilitation team collects and disseminates information quickly to enable the participants to learn efficiently from one another, and then build on that collective knowledgebase toward the development of more informed questions – all of which leads toward informed solutions.

What time commitment does IntelliConference require?

A major advantage of an online IntelliConference is that it is asynchronous. That means that the participants can contribute according to their own schedules, without having to travel.

That said, stakeholders must enter into a participation agreement for each IntelliConference, a “by-when” promise regarding the timeliness (and quantity) of the stakeholder’s contribution. The length (days, weeks, months) of the IntelliConference will be stated beforehand, and is determined by the complexity of the problem being addressed.

Freight Forum Roles

The IntelliConference process leverages the intelligence of a group of participants. There are also important support roles. As you visit the various issues under discussion please let us know if you have interest, experience, or access to funding that could help advance a particular IntelliConference.

INTELLICONFERENCE PARTICIPANT

Each IntelliConference convenes for a set period of time and requires a commitment of less than two hours a week.

BACKGROUND BUILDER

Provides research and experiential knowledge to prepare stakeholders for exploration of Freight Forum issues and opportunities.

FACILITATOR

Aids IntelliConference process by reading and organizing stakeholder IntelliConference input.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

Shares expertise on an as-needed basis during an IntelliConference to help stakeholders work through complex problems/systems.

SPONSOR

Contributes financially as a member or sponsor of the Freight Forum or a specific IntelliConference.

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