The moment you’ve all been waiting for…
We would like to invite everyone who belongs to a CoTech coop to spend a couple of days here at Space4 on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November.
This event is intended as a gathering for us to review the last year and create plans for the coming year, make important decisions, work on projects that will advance CoTech, and get to know each other and each coops work better.
We intend for this event to be structured enough so that there is lots covered, and loose enough so that people can vote with their feet about how to spend the time.
Some people have put forward ideas for sessions already. I’ll follow up with those people individually. We also envision that there will be some key decisions/discussions to be had that will probably be of interest to all members to participate in. These may require some facilitation and a few people in the network have already put themselves forward for doing this. Currently we are not planning to pay for formal facilitation for this event as a whole.
As well as work sessions, I will also be organising some opportunities for people to socialise over lunch, dinner and drinks. I will also look into local hotels to see who has the best prices and will inform people accordingly.
You can see the responses to the questionnaire I put out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bWM4sfcyzB6NeLa3FKYAUyckrgGBdQhN_oMErVfrI60/edit#responses
I know there are some people keen to organise events outside of London, and more residential etc. All that would be great to see happen. My personal feeling is that a Northern/non-London event would be better at a different time, so that people have the option to attend both if they wish to. However, I think that decision is ultimately up to the people taking on the organisation.
I’m also aware that we have had some responses from people who are not in a CoTech co-op. My initial reaction is that as long as people have skills and ideas to contribute, that they are welcome to attend some hack or info sessions. However, it would be inappropriate for those people to be participating in any decision making. Please chip in here if you have more ideas about that.
Please watch this space for more details as I start to shape the agenda, and get in touch here or on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to input more or have questions etc.
Looking forward to hosting you.