Archive talk:2007 National Conference

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Feedback on the 2007 National Conference

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What worked

  • Agenda
    • Start time: I'm happy that we didn't start too early. --Gavin 02:35, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Sustenance
    • Lunch & snack: Free is good! (Free as in free lunch) --Gavin 02:38, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Lunch: Vegetarian is good --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Registration
    • Free is good --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Location
    • Conveniently located -- not far from T, pretty easy to find --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Room was large enough, pretty comfortable, plenty of power outlets --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)


What should we change?

  • Agenda
    • Too packed: Need more time between sessions. --Gavin 02:35, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Stay on schedule: Need queue cards to keep speakers on schedule. --Gavin 02:35, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Pre-conference welcome: Should organize a dinner or something the night before. --Gavin 02:35, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Sustenance
    • Morning: Should have morning snacks -- at least coffee & water or something. --Gavin 02:38, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Environmental impact: Should make sure everything we use is biodegradable or recyclable (is styrofoam the best choice?) --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Registration
    • Name tags: Pre-printed name tags for registered attendees -- they're easier to read & more convenient --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Communication: Better communication with attendees -- I had a lot of people ask about where they're staying, etc. -- it wasn't totally clear who was in charge or who to call in case something went wrong --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Tip jar: Maybe we could accept donations from people who would like to contribute, to defray costs --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
  • Location
    • Connectivity: Might be nice to have ethernet ports -- less hassle connecting to wireless, maybe faster, option for people without wireless cards (or broken, or problems, or whatever) --Gavin 03:55, 27 May 2007 (JST)
    • Facilities: have air conditioning in as many rooms as possible. Set up recording/streaming equipment before conferences start. -- Nick