All invitees who expressed interest in attending the roundtable were polled on the topics they were most interested in discussing.
Those topics were ranked from most popular to least, and the top choices were scheduled for discussion.
Each topic is discussed on our calls—first brainstorming around a number of questions posed by moderator Phil Verghis; then streamlining and codifying the main conclusions the group has drawn from the discussions.
Outside of the calls, roundtable members have access to an online “whiteboard” application where they can add additional thoughts to those generated during the first discussion.
Ideas that don’t reach consensus or those that are judged to be adjacent to the topic at hand are placed in a “parking lot” for future discussion.
Roundtable members are free to write articles, blog posts, or memos summarizing the groups findings.