Try smaller lunch and learn topics

Most people are familiar with the concept of lunch and learns. They are also sometimes referred to as brown-bag sessions. It's where a group gets together over lunch and someone presents a topic to the group. I like lunch and learns a lot, they are a cheap way to get people thinking and talking about testing concepts.

Another alternative to having one person present for the entire period is to have everyone bring something small to the table. Give each person five to fifteen minutes (depending on the size of your team) where they present a test tool, project artifact, test technique, software development idea, or new application functionality.

This is a good way to shake things up. Sometimes it's difficult to get someone to want to present on a topic for an entire lunch session. Here the commitment is much lower.