Once the onboarding survey is set up and the collaboration suggestions are configured, even with no other data or tools in the City, you can run an exciting City-facilitated networking activity. The goal of this activity is to have people meet each other based on collaboration suggestions from the City, and to use the overlap page to help drive a cross-expertise conversation.


Instead of having people converse free-form, we suggest the following "conversation script" that uses the overlap page as a prop for connecting:



You can adjust the timing as desired. 2 minutes each creates a "speed-dating" type format, and even with this short amount of time, new ideas are frequently sparked. Extending the time to 15 minutes allows for this activity to become more like facilitated "working sessions".