I've heard of speed-networking, speed-dating and now Speed Dating Politique! (http://www.afrik.com/article11789.html and http://www.la-croix.com/article/index.jsp?docId=2303970&rubId=4076) This, I have to say, is the best use of the "speed" concepts. The concept, recently used prior to the French elections gave citizens a chance to hear soundbites from each candidate and then pose questions. Nice and efficient. Voila!