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Ilana Stonebraker's picture

Lightning Talks Working Group

Hey everyone: Please comment below if you wish to be part of the subcommittee for coordinating the lightning talks. Please reply by Monday 11/5/2045 to be included.

I plan to start working with the committee early next month. Thank you!

Marlinda Karo's picture

Hi Ilana,

Yes I would love to be a part of the subcommittee for coordinating the lightning talks! Yay!

Michael Oppenheim's picture

Hi, Ilana--

I'd also like to volunteer for the subcommittee--thanks for issuing the call.

Van Houlson (non-member)'s picture

BRASS Academic Committee Members

It would be good to get some consensus around lightening talks as the program for the Academic Forum. We still have time to consider more structured traditional forum with presenters around a topic. I am setting up a poll in Connect around the direction we should take.  Please watch for this poll which is set to run for 1 week.

 

Thanks,

Van Houlson

Chair, BRASS Academic 

 

 

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

That's fine. Once the main committee has decided it would like to host lightning talks, the subcommittee can choose a structure. I believe this was how Charles did the previous forum, with a subcommittee that handles details. 

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

That's fine. Once the main committee has decided it would like to host lightning talks, the subcommittee can choose a structure. I believe this was how Charles did the previous forum, with a subcommittee that handles details. 

Jared Hoppenfeld's picture

Something else we had discussed was the possibility of having part of the time spent on lightning talks and the other part splitting into groups for discussion on the various topics.  Did we ever decide one way or another on whether this could work?  I liked the idea...if we can manage the logistics of it...

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

My memory is that I brought up that I think this would be too complicated logistically, as it would require two different setups (tables setup and presentation) for an event that draws over a 100 people. Roundtable discussions could perhaps be passed along to Discussion group?

Are you volunteering for subcommittee, Jared?

Jared Hoppenfeld's picture

If you don't have enough volunteers, I would be happy to work on this one with you too...we're already working on one presentation for 2016 after all!  I've got a busy fall with P&T but I'm guessing it won't take much more time than our other committee, right?  :-)

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

My personal timeline in my head is for this to not actually start recruiting lightning talk speakers until after midwinter, so to ensure the talks are as contemporary/relevant as possible. I wanted to put together a committee because I know I formed one at ALA Annual but I seemed to have lost the names. 

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

Ergo the thread : )

Susan Norrisey's picture

I'd like to volunteer for the subcommittee.  I think as soon as we reach consensus on whether we want to do lightning talks, we should send out an E-mail informing BRASS members of what we intend to do and request volunteer speakers or recommendations for speakers.  For this E-mail, we might give examples of suggested topics or at least a description of the types of topics that would be appropriate and/or desirable.  We could also suggest a time limit for the talks.  (This might encourage participation to those that are afraid to commit to some longer talk.)  We might even come up with a form for volunteers to submit, similar to a form used for a poster session.  Subcommittee members may want to contact potential speakers they know to encourage them to volunteer.

Just some thoughts.

Susan

 

Ilana Stonebraker's picture

Susan

Thank you for volunteering. These are good suggestions and thoughts. We will discuss process once the committee has given support for the project. I have other thoughts about process, based on our discussion at Annual. We will will discuss after the vote and online meeting.