Sunday, August 27, 2006
Wanna put together a GA program about blogging?
I know that a bunch of Unitarian Universalist bloggers talked about putting together a program on blogging for the 2007 General Assembly of the UUA when we were meeting informally at this past summer's GA in St Louis. Now it's time to act if people want some funding and sponsorship. I received an email announcement from the GA Planning Committee's Beth McGregor this weekend; the deadline for program proposals sponsored by the Planning Committee is August 31:
The Planning Committee will sponsor up to four Featured Presentations at the GA; each program will be eligible for funding up to $3000. The Planning Committee will also sponsor up to fifteen programs; ten programs selected will be eligible for funding up to $500 and five programs will also be selected without funding. The Planning Committee will award sponsorship to proposals submitted by UU Organizations, UU Congregations, individual UUs and/or UUA Staff.
The GA Planning Committee is looking for significant, innovative programs that will appeal to many UUs attending GA. All applications must be received by August 31, 2006.
It had never occurred to me before reading this announcement that the Planning Committee made program slots available for programs sponsored by UUA staff — the staff groups compete with each other separately for the limited number of staff program slots — but frankly I have quite a bit on my plate this week and would prefer not to have to put together a blogging-related program proposal if I knew that a group of you were jumping on it. Who wants to jump?
What do you say? What would make a great blog-related GA workshop next year in Portland, Oregon?
Update 8.28.06: Peter Bowden of UU Planet has volunteered to put a basic proposal together with me on Wednesday and Thursday. (The deadline is 5 pm EDT Thursday.) Check out the program guidelines [pdf] — and if you have suggestions or input, please email Peter directly. We'll report back here later in the week.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 27 August 2006 at 7:23 PM