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COMMENTS -00- Updating 01Apr21

Really enjoyed the event last night. Fascinating discussion and while I didn’t make the most of the ability to hop in and hop out of rooms, I can see the potential in being able to do so. Looking forward with much anticipation to the next time. Cap doffed for this wonderful platform ." (FIRST TIME ATTENDEE, Dave McDonald, "Head of Psychology at Bishop Thomas Grant School, LinkedIn, 31Mar21)

That was fun!!... I enjoyed that 🎧😀 ... I stayed on wayyy longer than expected 🙊🙆🏻‍♀️ ... I started at table 7, liked it, and also wanted to have a listen at table 8 where David was. My intention was to go back to 7 but I never did ... Really liked the setup

(FIRST TIME ATTENDEE, Shavana Sharon, Facebook, 31Mar21)

My friend James from Edinburgh popped in for the improv, but ended up staying in one of the other discussion groups - I said that was ecactly the point! (HOST. Richard Sanderson. 31Mar21

John I love it!!...

I’ve had to leave to make dinner (19:52)

Might come back in... Just finished dinner (20.:20)

(FIRST TIME ATTENDEE, Viviane Williams, Facebook 31Mar21)

Got a great formula going here, John. (HOST, David Bottomley, Facebook, 31Mar21)

Wonderful people in the world. It's encouraging to see this growing by word of mouth and experience. Thank you very much, John. x  (HOST. Caffy St Luce, Facebook, 31Mar21

I'll be leading some free improv sessions at my table - so turn up with an instrument or your ears, and we'll see where it goes.

There are loads of other tables with fascinating people at them, wander around and take it in.

John Mckiernan has to be commended for this very original take on an internet gathering. This isn't Zoom or anything similar.

(HOST, Richard Sanderson, Facebook, 30Mar21)

I joined a table for the first time last night. Great experience. Great initiative,  it's all so impressive! (FIRST TIME ATTENDEE, Irena Hill, Facebook, 31Mar21)

Maastricht University, M-GLEPH | MA Public Health and Law Cafe Sessions

I echo both John’s comments, and the enthusiasm of the students. It was a really good session. The session is a Café Discussion - informal, encouraging a lot of interaction between the students. And on a Friday afternoon after two full days of lectures and tutorials. 


The students are studying for a one-year Master’s in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health. They have, of course, been pretty much only online throughout the year, and we have been using the usual array of online platforms. Using John’s platform, we had the flexibility of the main stage, the tables, and the speed-networking. Being able to move so smoothly between the different functions was great - as was the visual of the tables - so inviting and easy to navigate. 


By preference, I would use this for all my teaching - it really gives such flexibility. 


With all good wishes, 


Great evening John! The bit where you interrupted us and we were subjected to your words as the oracle did make me feel like I was definitely in The Prisoner!! I liked it! (HOST, Mel Simpson, Facebook, 31Mar21