Last thursday night, we started with an hour of socializing and then everyone took a number from our TAKACHECK machine. Five discussion groups were created based on chosen numbers. The assignment was to come up with 3 ways to continue on the energy generated from the recent Blog Philadelphia conference
. After 30 minutes of brainstorming, we gathered together again and one person from each group had 5 minutes to present the 3 ideas.
The process and results were very satisfying. Each group came up with great ideas and each presenter did a fantastic job. Our group's main idea was to stage a big game
event. Other groups talked about creating an aggregate site and connecting up with students. However the presentation that brought down the house was Dave Speer's presentation on Identity, Communication and Purpose with main theme of "making a living doing what we love." In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we actually let him go beyond the 5 minute limit.