Getting a Good Discussion Going

Here are some questions to get people talking about what needs to be done in their field or community.

  • Are we missing some key pieces of infrastructure? Why are they important?
  • What worries you the most? What problems keep you awake at night?
  • What interesting trends are happening right now? How are they playing out on the ground?
  • Where do you think we’ll be ten years from now, locally and more broadly?
  • What “strange bedfellows,” or unexpected alliances, could advance your field?
  • What windows of opportunity are open right now? How do we take advantage of them?

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This takeaway was derived from Scanning the Landscape 2.0.