November 8th, 2007
Dave Winer is right. Again. Still. Some more.
Why most conferences suck Scripting News
[I]f you want to have a truly useful conference that everyone gets something out of, structure it so that everyone has something to do at all times. Hopefully things that involve other people or the venue, if not, what’s the point of going somewhere to do this stuff?
We try to fill the time with sessions so people will have something to look at, but that’s not the same as having something to do.
October 23rd, 2007
I’ve been here since Sunday night. This week marks the end of the road with my involvement with the convention planning process.
- We still have no way to contact the membership at large.
- There’s a new website (http://aectnow.org) but it’s still pretty much closed to open communication
- We have some addenda but I’m not sure what the process will be to get them out
On the subversive upside, Donal and I are organizing an Open Space Technology event to happen here even as the normal convention process is underway. We’re doing it by the seat of our pants and taking advantage of the fact that we have access to the full schedule that shows which rooms are empty because of cancellations and scheduling conflicts. If you’d like to participate in this effort, email me and we’ll get you connected to the rebel underground.