Conscience Un-Conference participants,
Whether you joined in the lively discussions at the Holocaust Museum’s offices or via Twitter, on behalf of the organizing committee – Tom Scheinfeldt of the Center for History and New Media, myself and my colleagues at the Museum, David Klevan, Heather Ratcliff (who unfortunately could not be at #conconf), Michael Haley Goldman and Rebekah Sobel – I must thank you again for your interest and enthusiasm in discussing how institutions of conscience, and people of conscience in general, can better use social media for social good. We had hoped a diverse group of people with different experiences and skill sets would enliven a conversation about shared concerns, and we are humbled and emboldened that it appears to have worked.
If the un-conference was a success, it was largely because of your willingness to share your expertise and knowledge with each other. Now, we hope you will help us plan for even better future un-conferences. As a first step, whether you participated in person or via Twitter, we would appreciate if you would take a few moments to fill out a brief post-evaluation survey.
As many participants expressed, we too would like to continue the conversations started Saturday and we welcome your thoughts on how we can help sustain them. There was talk that a shared, collaborative online space could help support conversation, information-sharing, and laying the groundwork for the Conscience Un-Conference in 2010. If the Museum were to create such a space, what would you want it to include? What platforms do you think would best support it?
Regarding the Tweetbook, I’ve pulled all the #conconf tweets from Saturday and will start compiling them into sessions. If you facilitated any of the sessions, I would greatly appreciate if you would provide me with a short write-up that can introduce the session’s tweets in the Tweetbook. If, like Rik or Julie, you’ve posted a summary of your session somewhere online, please let me know so I can paraphrase an intro from that.
The Tweetbook will include a table of contents, the tweets pertaining to each session in chronological order, and an appendix compiling all of the shared resources. If you have any other ideas for what should be included, please let me know.
Thank you again for your participation in the Conscience Un-Conference: Using Social Media for Good. Here’s to it being just the beginning.