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Re: [holistichelping] Re: Invitation - November 7th is our 5th annual celebration

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  • Pamela McLean
    Thanks Andrius for sharing the news of Dadamac Day. I look forward to close collaboration between Dadamac and Minciu Sodas. Maybe we can discuss the
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 13, 2009
      Thanks Andrius for sharing the news of Dadamac Day. I look forward to close collaboration between Dadamac and Minciu Sodas. Maybe we can discuss the practicalities of that at the next First Thursday meeting.

      Dadamac day programme

      I recommend that anyone joining us for Dadamac day has a look at the proposed programme at http://www.dadamac.net/node/84
      Please also consider adding a comment at http://www.dadamac.net/node/86 to let us know if you can/can't/hope-to attend.

      Dadamac day practicalities

      I wonder if there is any limit on the number of participants that the chat room can handle. Andrius, would you give me feed back on that? We are inviting some people this time who are new contacts rather than just old friends so I do not want to risk any problems, through overloading the system. At present it is a completely open invitation, but If there might be a limit then we would need to consider prior registration or something (maybe leave it open - but  be ready with a "first come - first served" approach and not let any more people in if we had reached a certain number). What do you think?

      First Thursdays

      Regarding First Thursdays - I am delighted with the way they are going and appreciate very much the way we have been able to gradually establish them as a regular feature. 

      I have been thinking about the October First Thursday meeting. Although we did not have a huge number of people, we did have a lot of interesting and important topics that they wished to discuss. Somehow we did not manage to address the topics effectively. On reflection I feel that, over time, First Thursdays have been gradually changing in their nature, and our fairly informal chat approach may not be the best approach now.

      Should we try a more formal structure for First Thursdays?

      I am wondering if the time has come to adopt a more formal structure for "First Thursdays". I have set up a discussion area where we can explore ideas on this  http://www.dadamac.net/forum/129 . I particularly invite comments from people who were at the October meeting with items they wished to discuss. This forum is to discuss how to structure First Thursdays and what topics people want to include.

      Diary dates
      Next first Thursday, November 5th. Dadamac Day November 7th

      Things are moving on - thank you Andrius for all your help and support - past, present, and future.


      2009/10/12 Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>

      Thank you for inviting us to celebrate with you at our worknets chat room:
      http://www.worknets.org/chat/ on Thursday, November 7th.
      This has been a great year for Dadamac. I encourage us to spread the
      word and think what we might do together. Ricardo has made great
      progress in publishing e-books for DVD players, for example. I'm also
      interested to learn our "life dreams" for an "economy of dreams" and how
      we might work in and with and around Dadamac.
      Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...

      Pamela McLean wrote:
      > November 7th is our annual celebration of Teachers Talking - now
      > called "Dadamac Day". Time 10:00 GMT, 11:00 Nigerian Time, 13:00
      > Kenyan time.
      > "Place"The worknets chatroom <http://www.worknets.org/chat/base/>,
      > Our thanks to Andrius Kulikauskas for kindly hosting the celebration
      > again as last year
      > <http://learnbydoinguk.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-celebrated-tt-november-29th.html>.

      > On Dadamac Day:
      > * We celebrate how the Internet gives us new opportunities to "rub
      > minds": to share what we know and to create new knowledge, and
      > to collaborate with each other.
      > * We create an opportunity to get together - all at the same time
      > in one particular online space - for the simple delight of
      > catching up and enjoying each others company.
      > * We mark the fact that it is five years since the first Teachers
      > Talking course with its online link-up by rural teachers to new
      > friends in distant countries.
      > * We also welcome new friends who want to know us better.
      > Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing news of this year's
      > celebration with people who have been involved in the past, and with
      > some new friends and contacts as well. As usual I have no idea how
      > many people will turn up. Last year we had a lively buzz of people but
      > not too many to cope with. If it does get "too noisy" in the chat
      > room, then it is always possible for some people to break out into
      > smaller groups on yahoo or skype etc.
      > You are welcome to share the details with others who might like to
      > join us. It would be good to include people from the following groups:
      > * Teachers Talking participants (from Nigeria and Kenya)
      > * Teachers Talking yahoo group - which began in 2004 with people
      > helping to plan the initial Teachers Talking course
      > * The "WWP" group - reading and discussing the WWP (Creating a
      > World Without Poverty) book
      > * Dadamac Self-Directed Learners (at the Knowledge Resource Centre
      > last year)
      > * People connected with the Cameras for Communication (C4C) course
      > * The team from the Dadamac UK-Nigeria team meetings
      > * The LearningFromEachOther group
      > * People who attend the "First Thursday" chats
      > * Other friends from Minciu Sodas
      > * "Others" whose interests overlap Dadamac Day
      > For details of the online programme see http://www.dadamac.net/node/84
      > For details of what is happening offline see
      > http://www.dadamac.net/node/90
      > If you feel like letting us know if you can attend or can't attend or
      > simply hope to attend if would be great to hear from you in advance at
      > http://www.dadamac.net/node/86
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