Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 Gathering of Online Community Enthusiasts

Logo design by Diana Chan
The 4th Annual Gathering of Online Community Enthusiasts, hosted by BCcampus, is next week! As in previous years, we have lined this event up with Northern Voice since there is considerable overlap in participants. Once again we are blessed to have many helping hands to make this day happen. This year John Smith, Michelle Laurie, Nancy White, Dave Pollard, and Alice MacGillivray have all volunteered their time to plan and facilitate.

The theme this year is facilitation. It's a huge topic, so we narrowed it down to focus on facilitating scheduled activities. The idea is to use a variety of facilitation techniques, provide plenty of opportunities for the participants to guide the selection of topics, and include a lot of meta-conversation about the techniques themselves. Being a group of online community enthusiasts a common thread throughout the day will be to think about if and how each activity could be implemented online.

We're using etherpad for our rough planning notes, then organizing everything in the OCE2012 wiki. Here'a a wordle of today's meeting.

Are you interested in community of practice work and are able to get to Vancouver, BC? You should join us! There's no cost but you should sign up soon so we know for catering.

What: The 4th Annual Gathering of Online Community Enthusiasts
When: June 14, 2012, 9am - 4pm, then we'll head out for eats and drinks
Where: SFU Woodward's, 149 E. Hastings Street, room 2555

Tag: OCE2012

Update! Join the 1-hour Twitter Un-chat: Facilitating Scheduled Online Activities.


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