Bruce's Intro

  • Goal: have the best time you can, all the time. Generally anything you want to do is just fine. One year two guys came and watched TV in their rooms most of the time. Not encouraged, but whatever.
  • Release forms are essential; Joel will check you in.
  • Feel free to record and post (release forms allow it). Please use site for photos if you can, make more pages if necessary. Example: lightning talks should be recorded and posted to Youtube with links from site.
  • Lightning talks: 5 minutes (hard stop) on anything you’re passionate about. Best talks have been way off the reservation. 15 each night, one talk per person, preference to people who haven't done it before. (See Joel)
  • Recording devices in each session: make sure they get started and stopped.
  • Use site as much as possible. Everyone here should have permission to change (note that site is public viewing). Make more pages as needed (example: recommended books). Formal open spaces create a proceedings; site should be ours. Everyone contribute, make notes, summaries of sessions, whatever you think is useful. For example, I've put my notes for this intro up (and will put up last night's TED talks).
  • Open Wireless here and at Rumors/Blue Moon.
  • Joe apparently has some kind of Twitter thing set up. Maybe it will work better than it did last year.
  • Badges and “ask me” stickers
  • Please read about altitude on site (& wear sunscreen). We have Ibuprofen which has been shown good for altitude, health food store has "Acclimate." Jenny Ward is our conference doctor -- talk to James or call 970-964-8472.
  • Rumors/Blue Moon couches are not recorded (too noisy). Often business talks are there.
  • Evening dinner or barbecue and lightning talks. Even if I’m not there for some reason feel free to come in and cook and hang out.
  • Thursday schedule: Progressive dinner starts at 5 (sign up your house), recording the show starts at 8 (?), Karaoke at the Lobar afterwards (starts at 10:30)
  • Princess tonight, Dogwood tomorrow, Lobar Thursday. Also go visit Kate's new venture "The Art Nest" on Elk.
  • Coffee hangouts in morning: Bacchanale (fresh donuts!), Rumors, Camp4. Breakfast places: McGills, Izzy’s, Bacchanale (limited breakfast menu), Sunshine, Gas Cafe. If necessary put up another sheet to arrange breakfast.
  • Space for afternoon: arrange group ski, afternoon hack sessions, evening dinner plans.
  • Skiing: Half-day passes start at 12:30 so you should be able to get in a decent half-day, which is often enough. Go to the "guest services" desk and ask for a tour of the mountain (they love giving those). XC Skiing: See Dianne
  • Barry's breakfast Saturday morning at my house. Bring your leftover house food and have your shuttle pick you up from there.
  • Open Spaces description: Most important rule is “Law of Two Feet.” If you’re not having a good time, go somewhere else and find it. You do everyone a favor by not dragging down the energy, and bringing positive energy to wherever you end up. If you can’t find a place you want to be, make one up (conversations often start at Rumors).
  • Make a session with a post-it note. You don’t have to know anything about a topic to convene a session, but if you don’t it can be a good idea to draft experts if you can. People usually have more to contribute than they think.
  • Move post-its around, combine similar sessions, split overloaded topics into two sessions, if people really want to see two conflicting sessions, move one.
  • Convene session by starting recorder. Don’t Lecture! It’s a discussion, like hallway discussions at conferences. Sometimes you might state a goal or an idea, but keep it short, get out of the way as quickly as you can.
  • If we have time, a quick check-in: name, where you’re from, how many roundups you’ve come to.
  • Star on badge means people have been here before. Ask them questions & follow their lead
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