We’ve kicked it around before, and now Pat is giving it another boot with some help from Seb. I like the idea of getting together the “early adopters” for some face to face kicking around of ideas with some fun on the side. Seb’s mentioned Vienna in March, Karen is offering up W. Va. in July (ugh) and I’m getting the shove to see about a summer confab on the Barnegat. (Camping anyone?) I will say this, at least for me, the timing feels right. I’m just getting this sense that things are starting to break here and there (i.e. a WSJ mention, T&L interviews, presentations here and there, workshops…). By next summer, we might have a real movement afoot.
Still finding it hard to believe that a.) so few people know about this stuff, b.) even fewer people are doing it. I’m no rocket scientist, believe me. And, once again, I know I have some priveleges and support that others don’t have. But I can’t believe how far I’ve come in just a few months with Manila. I just feel like more and more people are going to start seeing the potential. (And Pat’s pr efforts can’t hurt!)
So…any well off souls out there willing to fund a few days on the Jersey shore for some idea tossing by a bunch of inspired edu-bloggers (I hate that term) looking to push their thinking and figure out some ways to take a great idea and bring it mainstream?