One of the better ideas I've heard recently is the idea of a Meet-Up. That's an informal chance for people of like minds to get together and talk about a shared set of ideas in a convivial space.
Since some of my MOOC- and IRL-teaching-colleagues have done similar things, I thought I'd send out a probe to the collective wisdom of SearchResearch.
As you might have gathered by now, I travel around a fair bit from place to place. (For instance, I'm still in Europe this week.) And I thought--maybe this is a good chance to try my hand at a Meet-Up!
It's too late for me to have a Meet-Up in Europe (my minutes are scheduled between now and the time I get onto the aluminium bird and return home), but I thought I'd ask two questions. (They're not search questions, but just survey questions.)
A. If I tried to organize a Meet-Up In Real Life in your area (suppose it was on the topic of SearchResearch and how to be a better searcher), would anyone show up? If you're interested, let me know what area would work for you.
B. Would a Meet-Up in the Washington DC area during the evening of Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013, be of interest to anyone?
No promises (yet), but if there's enough interest, I'll try really hard to set something up!
Put your comments down below (or email me privately).