Cone and I met at the Weatherspoon Museum yesterday to finalize and visualize what will occur in the museum’s auditorium on Saturday. What started off as a lark a few short weeks ago has blossomed into a sum far exceeding it’s many parts.
We initially and internally decided that Saturday’s Piedmont Blogger Conference would be a rousing success if we could get fifteen people in the same room together to discuss political blogging. We are now at 50 confirmed.
Because of the gathering’s “un-conference” format, no pecking order will be observed. The Cone facilitated “we’re all bloggers now” second session will bring that point home. Blogging is the ultimate journalistic equalizer – we all write in 10 point fonts. The only differences are in experience, command of language and point of view.
Figuring that people might be impressed if the facilitators actually had some idea of what they were doing, last night I emailed Ed, Matt and Ruby to get input on subject matter. Even though the format will be free-wheeling, there are certain things that we just shouldn’t forget to cover. Which brings me to this…
What would YOU like to hear discussed the most? What specific information do you hope to glean from the wealth of talent that will occupy the room? Comment below or take what you get.