As you may know, I’m currently a bit obsessed with getting feedback about the Annual Meeting, given both the work of our Annual Meeting Force Task and the fact that I’ll be (gulp) sort of responsible for next year’s meeting in … [drum roll] … beautiful New Orleans! So, please tell me about your experience in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. For example:
Plenary speaker: I hope Jon Voss rocked your world, as he did mine. What are the characteristics you like (and don’t like) in plenary speakers? New and different or “traditional” topics? Historians? Journalists? Techno-types? Young or old? (Wait: Ignore that last one.)
Program/education sessions: Did you find the topics and issues you most want to learn about represented on the program? Was anything missing? Do you love or hate lightning sessions? The 2013 Program Committee is eager to innovate. Give them some ideas.
Leadership orientation: Several members of Council worked hard (and even surveyed leaders of sections/roundtables/committees) to make this event as useful as possible. Did they succeed? More ideas to make it even better?
And, last but certainly not least, the Annual Meeting Task Force: you probably noticed the TF’s table just west of the SAA registration desk. The good news is that their roll of butcher paper got really full of great comments from y’all. (The bad news is that it may have been enough to kill a tree.) But they can never hear enough from the membership. Make your comments right here, or on the TF’s own site.
What else? Tell me and everybody else who is listening in exactly what you think. Thanks!!