Earl Brunner on sat 1 apr 00
Earl Brunner wrote:
> Louis, in offering some things that I would like to see
> different or changed, I hope you don't get the idea that I
> don't have the utmost respect and appreciation for the great
> job that so many people do to make NCECA what it is. I
> wouldn't miss NCECA for any thing less than my daughter's
> wedding (last year) and since I only have one daughter and I
> don't plan on marrying her off again soon (dispite the
> problems I started with her husband over the price of a mug)
> I plan on being to many more. I just wanted to make that
> part clear, I don't think that I thanked the people who did
> the work. THANKS
> "Louis H.. Katz" wrote:
> > ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> > Earl Brunner wrote:
> > > Someone said we had about 3500 attendees this time, It's a
> > > pity that
> > > there couldn't be more opportunity for us to discuss instead
> > > of just
> > > listen.
> > > If the registration materials got out sooner, perhaps we
> > > could pre-
> > > register for our schedules, then they would have a good idea
> > > of group
> > > sizes for each session. Wouldn't it be great to be able to
> > > register
> > > online and also sign up for which sessions we wanted to go
> > > to?
> > > Room arrangement and sound systems are limiting factors
> > > imposed to
> > > some extend by the convention facilities that we get.
> > >
> > I am going to be trying to get online registration set up. I will talk to th
> > programs chair and Minerva about the polling of the online membership about
> > they are interested in attending. I worry that we would get skewed results a
> > online community is not the same as the offline one. While on the topic I am
> > looking for someone with some experience with SSL and online purchasing to
> > with about NCECA registration.
> > Several attempts have been made in the programing to try to bring out discus
> > One is the breakout and topics groups. Another are the Doctors panels. Often
> > events become lectures. It is unfortuante.I am not sure how to prevent it. I
> > suggest you propose a carefully laid out discussion for next years program.
> > How about this one?
> > -------Presentation Format Options Brainstorming-------
> > This discussion will focus on the different options currently in use and oth
> > possible models for presentations at the NCECA conference.
> > Louis
> Earl Brunner