a global community
Every time I get an email telling me someone else has registered for our Seattle workshop, I get excited. Different organizations, familiar names, new names -- I can't wait to spend time learning with and from each person.
The workshop team has been working via email, wiki and Skype to get the logistics in order, a Poster Session invitation out (proposals due June 13th), an Open Space agenda drafting space on the wiki, and I've been working on logistics. We have a great big open meeting room with windows and wifi at the REI flagship store (one of the longest running cooperatives for outdoor equipment and a great steward of our natural open spaces!)
What has most inspired me, though, have been the conversations on the KM4Dev DGroup list talking about things that MATTER to us as KM/KS practitioners IN development. And the thought that we'll weave those conversations online into our offline spaces. That means those of us F2F need to steward what we learn back online.
Are you thinking about coming to Seattle? Say YES! Are you interested in helping steward the links between online and offline? We have 2 free registrations to people who will commit to actively helping us do this. Let me know if you are interested!