marc.hull Posted December 5, 2010 Share Posted December 5, 2010 I had a conversation with Hal a while back and got his take on what had and could happen in the future. Hal's desire is to have a whole days worth of activities that is culminated by the evening dinner. His fear is that if there is not something going on at all times then people will tend to drift off. This is why there was so much talky talk going on at all times even though some of it was questionable as to it's relevance (my opinion.) I truly think Hal wants to put on an event enjoyable for most of the attendees and I feel he understands the need for a bit of change. As far as Friday night goes...... He has no problems with having both a social gathering at the American Legion as well as a nerd fest at the Hotel, Different strokes for different folks. As far as that is concerned I am for hanging with the rest of you dorks at the Hotel until the wee hours of the night and have some ideas as to how to make that happen and how to get some extra gear there for those of us traveling by air so that is a non issue. There is no reason why someone couldn't do both. As far as the faire goes... If we want the format to be a little more fast paced and have a little more variety of speakers etc then we need to stack the deck. By this I mean that at least six of us needs to #1 make a commitment to be there and #2 have a new and preferably completed TI project to demo and finally #3, have a brief presentation to deliver up front and in the dark . None of us really had all three requirements met. Just how it was no fault intended. This shouldn't be hard for this group. If you can do the above three then Hal needs to be informed at your earliest convenience so he can schedule and more importantly it gives him a reason to limit presentations (IE "stack the deck.") I also ran the idea of a living web sight past Hal but I don't think I made myself clear. If there was a web site that had relevant and up to date info about hotels, flights, Who's passing through where etc then that may make it easier for some fence sitters to commit. I don't have the ability to do that but I am sure some of our brethren do. Additionally Hal would like a videographer to attend. That U stream crap simply does not work. So if there is someone who can manage that then that's a plus as well. Hopefully the steam hasn't dissipated yet and there are plenty of us who will make the effort and participate. If we want a faire that is more to our liking then we have to be willing to make certain commitments and give a little if we expect a little. Any thoughts or volunteers ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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