The way #whispercon works: each of the five key participants get to invite four people to the gig.
I have used two of my invites and wanted to gift the other two to my broader network of Twitter peeps.
I want to do this for a few reasons. The main one is that, even though I am a big cynic about many things, one thing Twitter has taught me is that there are many potential collaborators and #circleofniceness members out there I may not have had the chance to get to know better.
I love the friends who’ll be getting together in Canberra, and I recognise that growing this wise, positive, supportive bunch serves all of our interests.
My bias is towards those with interests in researcher development, digital communities, and effective, savvy ways for researchers to build non-academic organisational collaborations for the longer-term.
So, if you’re interested in being considered for one of my #whispercon invites, please:
- Read about the format and aims of #whispercon 2016.
- Know that the event is in Canberra + we offer no funding.
- Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a link to a short questionnaire. And, yes, I’m deliberately putting an extra step in there.
Expressions of interest welcome till MON 18 April 2016.
My final decision will be based on entirely opaque personal preferences. I’ll let people know within a week of the closing date.
EDITED TO ADD: We’ll be welcoming four wonderful people to #whispercon in 2016 – 2 from my open invites, and another 2 from two of my colleagues each making one of their invites open.
Thanks for your interest and excellent enthusiasm for #whispercon, Kath Albury, Roanna Gonsalves, Linda Kirkman, and Sharon McDonough. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to the event in August.