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

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Mon Jun 29 05:27:02 PDT 2009

Maybe we should see how many round tables we need to see if there is enough for a second session.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Fax: 913-288-7678
E-Mail: rbeach at kckcc.edu

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:10 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 statement].


On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:20 PM, Howard Kramer <hkramer.atsol at gmail.com<mailto:hkramer.atsol at gmail.com>> wrote:
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<mailto: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
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Access Specialist
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Howard Kramer
AHG Conference Coordinator
Access Specialist
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