Wednesdays at 11.30ET alternate weeks with Marketing WG.
Yes, and Slack channel. Brian will deal with Slack invites and also set up shared Google Drive folder. Richard to populate mailing list.
Dates and deadlines (remembering Connect 2018 was two weeks earlier than 2019)
CFP: 4 April
Closing date: 27 April
Confirmations sent out: 25 May
Presentations and panels
CFP: 14 June
Closing date: 30 July
Confirmations sent out: 8 August
Call: 16 August
Closing date: week before conference to allow for local printing
Suggested 2019 dates
CFP: 22 April
Closing date: 12 May
The purpose of this early call is to have a list of workshops before people put travel and accommodation plans in place. Should they fly in for the Tuesday (workshops) or Wednesday (conference proper)?
Do we want an open wiki page for proposals or a Google form?
These dates look workable but can be reviewed. Richard to send out workshop CFP to go out next Thursday (25th April, following Virtual Connect) to collect proposals via a Google form. CFP info also available on Connect 2019 website/wiki (connect2019.samvera.org). WUSTL team will mention this during Virtual Connect.
Early thoughts about the program
We do not need to depend only on volunteered sessions: we can commission things
Should we have a theme for one or more tracks?
In particular, we have had the suggestion that there should be a 'blue sky' strand that encourages people to look forward rather than just report back on things that have done.
It was suggested after SC2018 that lightning talks might in future take place alongside the poster session.
Need to be clear this year about the difference between presentations and panels and which a person is offering.
Any other business
Can past year survey(s) be made available? Yes, Richard to organize.
Date of next call
Wednesday 15th May 08:30 PT, 10:30 Central, 11:30 ET, 16:30 UK