DC is a bit of a shutdown town right now — it’s a little hard to think of anything else. And the shutdown means that THATCamp Leadership next week may well be deprived of the insight and company of some of our friends and colleagues from the NEH, NARA, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian. Nevertheless, because THATCamp Leadership is an unconference whose agenda hasn’t been set yet, at least we now have the option of putting discussions of the shutdown on said agenda if we so choose.
Even if you don’t want to talk about the shutdown, though, you can still say what you would like to talk about — or make, or learn, or teach, or play — and your saying will help determine what we do next Thursday. There are two session proposals already up at the THATCamp Leadership site, one (mine) proposing a discussion of Purdue’s “Signals” software and one from Ryan Cordell on “THATCamp Hierarchy,” and you can read more about proposing sessions on the Propose page at leadership2013.thatcamp.org/propose/.
Remember that to propose a session, you will need to log in to the site at leadership2013.thatcamp.org/wp-login.php (click “Lost your password?” on that page if need be) and go to Posts –> Add New.
There you will be able to write a brief description of a session you’d like to facilitate. You can also add categories from the right-hand side, including the category “Session Proposals.” If all that sounds like too much, don’t worry: you can always suggest something on Thursday morning.
You can read through (and “favorite”) proposals in the coming days, and we’ll also post them around the Mason Inn on the morning of the unconference. If you’d like to get the proposals by email, go to the “Entries by email” link on the front page at leadership2013.thatcamp.org.
Looking forward to foregathering next week. See you online before then, and see you in person soon.