Super Melting Pot: your questions answered
With all the ‘superness’ that comes with Super Melting Pot, we’ve received a number of questions about what will be happening during the event. We have also anticipated other questions – to save you from asking them – and hope we’ve answered them all below. But if there’s still something you’re not quite sure about, please get in touch.
1. It sounds like there’s going to be a lot going on. What’s the schedule in simple terms?
It certainly is going to be a jam-packed couple of days. Watch our video below for a clear and concise explanation of everything you need to know. You can also see our ‘what’s happening when’ schedule for a written breakdown of event timings. On Thursday 16 January, the day runs 12pm – 10pm, and 9am – 3pm on Friday 17 January.
2. Who else is going to be there?
We’re expecting over 120 people from across health and care to attend, including senior NHS leaders as well as a broad range of up-and-coming leaders from medicine, policy, and charities. Participants are signed up from organisations such as University College London, various NHS Foundation Trusts, General Medical Council, C3 Collaborating for Health, The Point of Care Foundation, The King’s Fund, Care Quality Commission, BBC, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, The Health Foundation and many more.
3. What’s the dress code?
There isn’t one! Please dress in what makes you feel most comfortable.
4. There are so many visits in so many venues. How can I possibly see them all?
After the Melting Pot lunch on the first day, we will break into smaller groups and set off from the China Exchange to different visits across London. Each person will only be going to one visit.
5. That makes sense. How do I choose the visit I want to go to?
In early January, we will ask you to pick the visit you’d like to go to. Reservations will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Visit options include: Babylon, Common Room, Arup, Greensill, National Audit Office, Isis Prison, House of St Barnabas, British Museum and Transport for London.
6. The visits are scattered across London – how am I supposed to find them in time without getting lost?
Never fear, we will travel to the venues in our allocated groups with a responsible Kaleidoscopian leading the way. Even if it’s a bit of a trek, we won’t be wasting any time during the journey. We will reflect on the Melting Pot discussions we each attended at lunchtime, and consider what dominated our own thinking before hearing more.
7. Can I tweet, take photos and film videos throughout Super Melting Pot?
Please do! Make sure to use our hashtag #SuperMeltingPot when you tweet, as we want to capture as much of the Super Melting Pot on Twitter as we can. However, it goes without saying that we need to be respectful of speakers and other participants. Some people will not have consented to being photographed, and photography will not be allowed at all the visits, so please be mindful of this.
8. Sounds good, but I’m tired now. Where’s my hotel?
Although the Super Melting Pot runs over two days, the ticket does not include accommodation. If you get in touch with us, we can suggest a number of hotels close to the London Stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit, where we will be finishing late on Thursday night and kicking things off again on Friday morning.
9. What can I expect to take away from all this?
The Super Melting Pot gives you a unique opportunity to meet new people, hear fresh perspectives and challenge yourself. It will provide you with new insights, new connections and a fast-charge of your batteries, enabling you to go back to work better equipped to improve the lives of those you serve.
10. I really like what you’re doing. How can my organisation get involved?
Why thank you! We’re offering a number of Super Melting Pot sponsorship opportunities that can enable you and your organisation to get well and truly stuck in.
11. Bonus question: Help! I’ve signed up but I haven’t received any information yet.
How annoying. Trying looking out for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and check your junk box just in case. If you still can’t find anything, get in touch.