July 22, 2021

Connection Info: https://emory.zoom.us/j/94981415282?pwd=U2xsNStsRE9pZmJ3M0RVM0owWnZrZz09

Topic: Samvera Connect 2021 - Program Committee
Time: 12pm Eastern 

Slack #connect2021pc

Email list: connect2021pc@samvera.org


  • @Heather Greer Klein

  • @Jeremy Friesen

  • @Rick Johnson

  • @Karen Cariani

  • @Robin Lindley Ruggaber

  • Kevin Kochanski - regrets


Agenda Items

  1. Review items

    1. CfPs

    2. Logo – open until Aug 15th

    3. Keynote speaker

      1. $500 honorarium being requested from Board. Heather will ask repo management channel to see if they know anyone.

      2. Look for speakers form other webinars or meetings attended who could be an option if we can’t find a scholar from a Partner; send to the committee any that you find!

        1. Shea Swauger https://investinopen.org/community/ioi-webinar-accountability-oversight/ – he could be an excellent speaker on data ethics, surveillance

        2. Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana

        3. Ibram X Kendi Boston University

    4. Software funding

    5. Additional committee members

  2. Community-building activities

    1. Low attendance was frustrating – could have sign-ups ahead of time for anything that is ‘game-like'

    2. Conversation groups were well-attended; could have more of those. Doesn’t require as much set-up or preplanning

    3. Heather will to hosts from last year to get their feedback on what went well, what to do again


  3. Unique aspects of Connect to make sure are in the schedule

    1. State of Samvera

    2. Keynote

    3. Updates on technology

    4. Updates from Working Groups

  4. Timeline for important tasks:

    1. Conference logo/sticker design

    2. Secure keynote speaker

    3. CfP

    4. CfP extension

    5. Registration open

      1. Prep program ahead of registration and include workshops for registration?

    6. Review/finalize proposals, workshops, poster sessions

    7. Social events

    8. Program release