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

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  • ricardoolpc
    Hi Pam this is just to let you know I ll be at the Open Day. Ricardo
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 13, 2009
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      Hi Pam
      this is just to let you know I'll be at the Open Day.

      Ricardo

      --- In learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Pam
      >
      > 2009/10/12 Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Pamela,
      > > 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@... <ms%40ms.lt>
      > >
      > >
      > > 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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