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

Terrill Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Fri Jun 26 07:18:03 PDT 2009

Hi Howard,

The Friday morning timeslot for roundtable discussions sounds perfect!
However, I'm personally not as excited about the additional Thursday slot
since you would still have a conflict with sessions. Even if it's only two
labs, that might still prevent some people from participating in their
preferred roundtable discussion.


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology
UW Technology Services
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:10 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] feedback on round-table networking time at AHG 2009

Now that I've actually placed the second round proposals into the schedule,
it looks like I could fit another round-table slot into 3:30 - 4:30 on
Thursday, just before the reception in the exhibit area. It would run up
against 2 labs however. Let me know what you think. Is it worth it to have a
second partial slot for round-tables? [Please make sure to read my first
message below if you haven't already done this. Otherwise, you won't know
what I'm talking about - I'm waiting for the smart replies to this



On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:20 PM, Howard Kramer <hkramer.atsol at gmail.com>

Hello All:

It seems the consensus is definitely to not have competition during the
round-table discussions. I think I have a solution. Dedicate 9:15 - 10:15
a.m. on Friday morning, after the first round of sessions, to round-table
discussion. There's a 15 minute break before and a 15 minute break on either
end, after and before the previous and next round of workshops. This would
seem to provide adequate dedicated time for networking and round-table
discussion. And by Friday, folks might welcome a break from the workshops.

Having it during lunch on Thursday, as per Jon's and Hadi's suggestion, also
seems workable but I'd like to keep the keynote lunch as it is this year.
But perhaps this is the way to go next year.

Let me know what you think. The next step is to identify round-table topics
and someone to perhaps lead or at least facilitate discussion. After all, we
don't want anarchy. :-)


On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Kelmer, Susan M. <SKelmer at stlcc.edu> wrote:

I am all for doing this, but they should be separate from presentations
so people don't have to choose. And if the conference can be extended
by a day on the front end, then I can get two weeks in Colorado
straight, as the Educause Conference I need to attend this year is in
Boulder, as well, the week before AHG.

Yes, that's quite selfish on my part, but I'd rather not fly home in
between, instead use my weekend to learn to ski or something else
equally useful. (No snarky comments from the peanut gallery, if you

Susan Kelmer
Adaptive Technology Specialist/
Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms
St. Louis Community College - Meramec

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Howard Kramer
AHG Conference Coordinator
Access Specialist
fax: 492-5601

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