When time is up, the coordinator will ring a bell, blow a whistle, or clink a glass, at which point the participants switch seats to meet the next person.
After the “daters” have done a full rotation and met one another, each individual will write a list of who he or she would like to see again.
It has been fascinating, really, to see the diversity of things that are happening across the country and the services at the current time.
We have done things like the speed networking where I've had lots of very short sessions with them and that's given me a lot of ideas for companies that I’d like to follow some issues up with.
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Now you might be wondering, how does one speed date? Speed dating is a quick form of dating, designed for meeting multiple individuals in a short amount of time.
I think the opportunity to talk with other delegates as well as vendors informally over coffee and dinner has been really effective.
It has enabled us to learn and take a lot out of the event. I think that because of the way the forum is structured, that momentum keeps going and it keeps your interest all day long.
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A few minutes later "the driver of the speedboat opened the engine throttle to almost full speed to accelerate the boat".
The report warned that the speed and course of the boat in the seconds before the accident "contributed significantly" to the tragedy.
Alex Foley who runs the Guardhouse Cafe at Berry Head national nature reserve said the whale had been spotted next to a fishing boat at about 9.30am. Humpbacks are reputed to be a friendly species that interact with other cetacean species such as bottlenose dolphins, which are frequently found off South Devon.
Amateur photographer Steph Murphy captured the scenes from the headland. Sarah Clark of the Brixham-based Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority said: "It has been here this morning, jumping out of the water and breaching."It has really been entertaining us.
It has been a really good and efficient use of my time.
It is quite rare that you actually get the chance to think outside of the box and meet other like-minded people and authorities - to actually start having those sorts of conversations that you always want to have but don’t quite manage to squeeze into your day job. I think the fact that the presentations are done in bite-size chunks gives you a flavour of the sort of initiatives that people have been engaged with.
Speed dating first evolved over a decade ago, but it has become much more popular in recent years, especially among baby boomers and seniors.
Perhaps the increasing need for companionship is to blame, or maybe the adrenalin-pumping nature of the event makes it so attractive.
The way we have been looked after since I arrived here has been top rate.
The thing that I have most valued about the presentations is that they have been really practical and enabled us to have clear messages to take forward about what others have learnt and done. It's a really good opportunity to get a picture of what lots of different vendors are doing and through those conversations, what other local authorities are doing too.