Magical Experiences in Mumbai! Highlights of IAF Asia 2015


Scenes from our pre conference led by Lilian Wang, Yvonne Yam and me with 23 people from India, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and possibly Taiwan, and me from USA.


Food was consistently amazing. Best vegetarian food I know of plus some amazing meat dishes. One night we restaurant hopped to the best Biriyani, best kebobs, best creme brûlée!


After conference sessions and in between restaurant hopping, we haggled with street vendors, and admired the gateway of Mumbai.


The use of flowers and art in hotel lobbies was stunning … You likely know nature and art are my inspirations for facilitation design!


Photos from conference concurrent sessions. You can see some very innovative delivery mechanisms and delightful activities- puzzle story board, Face Time presenter, 3-D poster creations in our plenary home group and of course for me Chai tea break at every chance.


And of course, I made many new friends for life and reconnected with old ones. Too many to post all if them.


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Barbara MacKay

Barbara loves “everything facilitation”. She thinks BIG! She loves working with other facilitators around the globe to create transformational results for client groups. She loves teaching others how to do that. She loves presenting at global facilitator conferences. She loves certifying new professional facilitators. If you also love what process facilitation can do for the world, connect with her – virtually or in person. She believes facilitation processes, used well, will provide the roadmap to a more just and sustainable world.


  1. Stephen Berkeley on August 25, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Wonderful summary and pics Barbara which well captured the energy of #IAFAsia15. It was great being a participant in your workshop and getting to know you. Looking forward to staying in contact.

  2. Tia on August 27, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful pictures Barbara! I’m so glad you are sharing it with us. I know you brought back some great stuff and I’m looking forward to hearing about it!

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