24th June 2015

Conference moderation and workshop design


I have moderated scores of conferences in Denmark and internationally, and work fluently in Danish and English. I always offer an in-depth dialogue about your program, target audience and what effect the event should have. I also brief presenters so they are comfortable and understand their role fully. Of course, I share the briefing, so you as the organizer know exactly what direction the event will take.

It may all sound a bit stifling, but it is this kind of careful preparation that makes it possible for me as a moderator to combine deep insight with energy and humor and help even the complex debates across the stage to create maximum effect with the audience.

I have 15 years experience as a journalist and editor with leading Danish media from Monday Morning and Berlingske to Politiken and Information and has since been Head of Communications at the University of Copenhagen and Project Director of the think tank Sustainia.

I am now an independent developer of projects and debate initiatives. Therefore, I bring a thorough understanding of the organizer’s point of view and can help design and organize your event to the benefit of both the organizers, speakers and audience.

Special focus:

I bring an extensive knowledge of a wide range of topics within the themes of technology, sustainability, science, growth and innovation and construction, but have handled conferences and congresses on many other topics as well.


Workshop designer and process facilitator

I am an experienced facilitator of workshops and other development/innovation processes. My workshops often distinguish themselves by actually being hard work but also a very satisfying experience for the participants. I design workshops this way because I believe that a gathering of committed workshop participants represent an opportunity that we should not waste. A lot of effort have often gone into getting the right people into the room. As a organizer and/or facilitator, I owe it to the the host and the participants to make the most of the time we have together.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

The Global Opportunity Panels that I have designed and conducted quite a few of for the Global Opportunity Network is an example of that. They are fast paced 4-hour workshops that often leaves participants a bit exhausted, but also very excited when they realize that they have identified opportunities for prosperity and growth where other see only risk.

If you assistance with a workshop or process design, please contact me on hello@mortenjastrup.com or call me. Often a conversation is the best starting point for a collaboration.

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