The M/s Gathering features moderated discussions instead of the traditional workshops and classes that most events offer. Each discussion will be moderated by a discussion leader who will introduce the discussion topic and give an overview of their thoughts on the topic. Attendees are encouraged to share their views or ask questions.

To ensure that attendees have a fair chance to speak, each discussion will have a monitor who will keep track of attendees who wish to speak and limit the time each individual may speak. The discussion leader and the monitor will discourage people talking over each other and engaging in side conversations that might disrupt the discussion.

Throughout the weekend, there will be four different types of discussions that attendees will be able to attend. We hope that everyone will take advantage of all four types of discussions in order to derive the most enjoyable experience from the event.