Thinking about the future of Sakai Conferences -
We have been discussing the Sakai conferences at the board retreat. They have been a very popular activity from the feed back we have gotten through the surveys we have done after each conference. Still, we are an evolving community and need to constantly review and reflect on what we are doing and imagine alternatives. In doing this, we are thinking about the variety of ways that we can support and encourage community activities. One suggestion that has come up in the discussion, is that we have one Sakai-wide conference a year instead of two, and that we support, for instance, more regional and task-related meetings with those resources.
This is something we would like to have some community discussion around. If we do move to one conference a year, we have to make at least one decision very quickly: whether or not to go through with the December 2007 Sakai Conference, which is currently planned for San Diego. So this is a call for feedback and community discussion around a few questions.
First, how do you feel about moving to one conference a year?
Second, what is the ideal time of the year to have a conference?
Third, if we were to go to one conference per year, and depending perhaps on what time of year you think is the best to have a conference, should we have a conference this coming December?