Thursday, May 25, 2006
UUA announces G.A. reception for bloggers.
General Assembly-bound bloggers, take note: The UUA's Office of Electronic Communications is hosting a reception for Unitarian Universalist bloggers after the opening ceremony on Wednesday, June 21, from 9:45 to 11:15 p.m. in the Benton Room at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. (The reception is cosponsored by the UUA's Information Technology and Electronic Communication Committee.)
There's a catch, however: Please RSVP to Deb Weiner by June 15 so she can order the right number of drinks and munchies.
A reminder: Peacebang is coordinating a dinner for UU bloggers on Friday, June 23, at a St Louis tapas restaurant with help from CK of Arbitrary Marks. You can RSVP for the dinner over at Peacebang's place. [Update 5.26.06: Here's where you really need to sign up: There's only space for 25.] The trick Friday night is going to be that there's a break in the schedule from 5:15 until 6:45, when a "prime-time plenary" starts. The closer to 5:15 we get to the restaurant, the more time we'll have before the doobies have to rush back to make sure they don't miss any business.
I'm at a loss about finding a daytime opportunity for bloggers to talk shop, meet each other, and answer questions from would-be bloggers — unless Thursday lunchtime is a possibility. There's a break Thursday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and if I can figure out how to locate a spot where people could bring a sandwich and congregate, I'll put up a poster advertising it on the message board under "Bloggers."
Any other ideas or wishes for G.A.?
(P.S. Deb Weiner and I will be leading a workshop with Mark Steinwinter, head of the UUA's information technology staff group, and Tom Stites, director of denominational publishing and editor of UU World, Saturday evening from 7:15 to 8:30. We'll be talking about the UUA's new face on the Web, with Deb describing the upcoming transformation of UUA.org and me talking about uuworld.org. Hopefully of interest to bloggers — whose input I'd very much appreciate.)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 25 May 2006 at 9:10 PM