[Athen] feedback on round-table networking time at AHG 2009

Jon Gunderson jongund at illinois.edu
Mon Jun 15 14:48:33 PDT 2009

What about during the lunch times?


---- Original message ----

>Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:07:42 -0600

>From: Howard Kramer <hkramer.atsol at gmail.com>

>Subject: Re: [Athen] feedback on round-table networking time at AHG 2009

>To: tft at u.washington.edu, Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen at athenpro.org>


> Hi Terry,


> That's something I debated. I see some problems logistically. If you wanted a dedicated

> hour slot for these round-tables - i.e. with no standard sessions running at the same time

> -  it would mean blocking out a whole swath of presentation slots out of the schedule. If

> we did it this way, I don't think we could do this more than once because it would use up

> the slots for 6 presentations at a time. This would also have the limitation that you

> could only attend a round-table on one topic.


> But, at the same time, I know what you're saying. People will usually give priority to

> presentations - that's why we have dedicated exhibitor time. Otherwise, no one visits the

> booths.


> Another thought is to have a couple of time slots where there are only 2 or three

> presenations going against 3 or 4 round-tables. More likelihood that there might not be a

> "must see" presentation at that time while at the same time it gives folks an alternative

> if they don't want to do a round-table format.


> Anyway, I'm open to your suggestion, let's see what other people think.


> Thanks,

> Howard


> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Terrill Thompson <tft at u.washington.edu> wrote:


> Hi Howard,


> Would there be an opportunity to schedule these round tables so they're not

> concurrent with standard presentations? I know you have a pretty tight

> schedule during luncheons, but maybe birds of a feather could sit together

> and talk shop before the regularly scheduled programming begins? I'm just

> thinking since AHG is always packed with high quality, informative sessions,

> a lot of folks (myself included) might choose not to skip a presentation

> session.


> Terry

> Terrill Thompson

> Technology Accessibility Specialist

> DO-IT, Accessible Technology

> UW Technology Services

> University of Washington

> tft at u.washington.edu

> 206/221-4168


> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On

> > Behalf Of Howard Kramer

> > Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 10:30 AM

> > To: Access Technology Higher Education Network

> > Subject: [Athen] feedback on round-table networking time at AHG 2009

> >

> > Hello All:

> >

> > Over the years we've received feedback that the Accessing Higher Ground

> > Conference should allow some time for round-table/networking

> > discussion.

> >

> > This year, with the longer schedule, I think we should be able to fit

> > this in. What do ATHEN members think of this? I had envisioned 5 or 6

> > one hour slots through the 2 and a half days of the main conference

> > where there would be round-tables, perhaps facilitated by an volunteer

> > on topics such as "alternate format production," "accessibility of

> > campus web pages," etc. This "meetings" would run concurrent to the

> > standard presentations.

> >

> > Any feedback, comments would be appreciated.

> >

> > Thanks,

> > Howard

> >

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