We currently have 10 registrants. Our capacity is 50; I’m happy with 10: it would be an intimate gathering, assuming registrants expect that. If you have not yet registered, please do so.
@sarahjritch, I assume we shall not have access to your projection wall? I know you’re super busy.
@jdpirtle, thanks for confirming for the 11am slot. Any word from the EVL? One idea: it might be neat if they could give a tour during lunch?
I have confirmed that the UIC Library will be able to provide refreshments, i.e. coffee/tea. We need an approximate headcount on Jan 26.
I took the liberty of modifying the schedule a bit. I removed the lightning talks. We had a single hour for lunch (which always takes longer), and one of the workshops was also only listed for a single hour (not 1.5 hours like the other workshops). Also, nobody had yet signed up for lightning talks.
If you want to go to bat for the lightning talks, please speak up with a proposed solution. I am happy to reduce/eliminate my workshop at 3:30, for example. One idea, proposed by @kjhollen in the Google doc, was to do a lunchtime signup for end of day talks; these would either be after 5pm, or we could cut my talk at 3:30 short, or we could do them simultaneously.
What do you think about an after party at Giordanos? It’s close by, family-friendly, but you can still get a beer. I can ask Giordanos if they have a movie screen or wall available, if anybody wants to project work. If nobody else has any ideas, I’ll set this up.