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What is a share fair and how can it be used to facilitate knowledge exchange?

Share fairs are participatory events that promote learning from participants' experiences to improve their work.

Share fairs are a participatory event, typically focused on a single topic or field, tailored to the specific needs of the participants. The overall aim of a share fair is to provide participants with opportunities to share experiences and learn new skills and techniques related to their work.

There are various ways that share fairs differ from typical conferences - registration is limited to a distinct audience, therefore, the number of participants is usually smaller, focus is on experiences and knowledge in people's head (tacit knowledge) rather than research results, communication is less formal and a two-way dialogue, and the agenda is less structured and includes built-in networking and collaboration opportunities.

Learn more about the use of share fairs to facilitate knowledge exchange and how to design and implement your own share fair.