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The first ProjectVRM Workshop (tag [http://technorati.com/tag/pvrmw2008a  pvrmw2008a] alternative tag [http://technorati.com/tag/VRMworkshop2008  VRMworkshop2008] [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/talk:VRM_Workshop discuss?]) will be hosted by ProjectVRM and the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu Berkman Center], here at [http://harvard.edu Harvard University], on Monday-Tuesday 14-15 July. The event will go from 9AM to 5:30 on Monday and 8:30-5:30 on Tuesday.  
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The first ProjectVRM Workshop (tag [http://technorati.com/tag/pvrmw2008a  pvrmw2008a] alternative tag [http://technorati.com/tag/VRMworkshop2008  VRMworkshop2008] [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/talk:VRM_Workshop discuss?]) will be hosted by ProjectVRM and the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu Berkman Center] at Pound Hall at [http://law.harvard.edu Harvard Harvard Law School], on Monday-Tuesday 14-15 July  The event will go from 9AM to 5:30 on Monday and 8:30-5:30 on Tuesday.  
  
This VRM workshop is posed as the first at which the VRM conversation spins off from incubation from within the [http://iiw.idcommons.net/index.php/Main_Page IIW Internet Identity Workshops], an outstanding and highly productive workshop that has been happening twice a year since Fall 2005. There is a tradition of "user-generated" conference that Dave Winer began at Harvard with BloggerCon in 2003
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The purpose of the workshop is to bring people together and make progress on any number of VRM topics and projects. The workshop will be run as an "unconference" on the open space model, which means session topics will be chosen by participants. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology Here is the Wikipedia page on open space.]
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In open space there are no speakers or panels: only facilitation with no agenda beyond helping participants make progress on their topics.
  
 
== Registration ==
 
== Registration ==
FREE REGISTRATION is on EVENTBRITE (opening shortly - you must register to attend so lunch and space can be planned, etc.) Meanwhile, please also consider adding your name to the [[VRMWorkshop Attendees]] list.
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The workshop is free. You can register through [http://vrmjuly2008workshop.eventbrite.com/ this EventBrite link]. Feel free to also add your name to the [[VRMWorkshop Attendees]] list.
  
 
== Proposed Schedule ==
 
== Proposed Schedule ==
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=== Monday ===
 
=== Monday ===
9:00 SHARP
 
  
Opening VRM 101 (this will be several different people including Doc giving the context and opening)
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9AM to 5:30PM
  
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After opening remarks, we'll each introduce ourselves to the group. After that we will have short briefings by people working on VRM projects. These briefings are required by the purpose of the workshop: to move VRM projects forward. We plan to keep these briefings under 5 minutes apiece, though some may go a bit longer. There is a lot of parallel work being done already with VRM, not just on specific projects but also in committees and conversations around various hot topics. It is essential that we get to know a few basics about who's doing what before we break off into the workshop discussions.
  
10:30-10:50 Break
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In open space workshops, topics are suggested by participants in an opening session attended by everybody. Participants write the title of their topic on a sheet of paper with a bold marker, add their name, then describe the topic to the group and post it on a large "spreadsheet" of times and session locations, located on a wall for everybody to see. Once up, these sessions can be combined or moved around as the sheet fills up.
  
10:50 - 11:20 Group orientation who is here - who are you why are you here?
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One person in each session will take notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session will report progress to the group.
  
11:20-12:00  Agenda Making
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7:00PM:
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'''Non-hosted Dinner'''
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* Location: TBD
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* Time: TBD
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* Attendees (please add your name here if you plan to attend so we can get reservations):
  
12:00-12:15  Lunch pick up and moving into breakouts
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=== Tuesday ===
 
 
3 or 4 Sessions in the afternoon (we will figure out the exact number and timing once we know the room layout and some other thing like where/how lunch will be served)
 
  
4:45-5:30 group closing
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8:30am-9:00pm Opening and Agenda Making -- same as in Day 1
  
7:00 No host dinner.
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9:00am-4:00pm: Sessions
  
=== Tuesday ===
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4:00-5:30pm:  
8:30-9:00 Opening and Agenda Making
 
  
9-12  3 sessions
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Closing - Reports from all discussions, listing of Action Items and community conversation about what is next for various VRM projects
  
12-1  Lunch
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==Space==
  
1-4  3 Sessions
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We have three classrooms booked. All have a power outlet at every seat, and seating is arranged in a horseshoe shape, so everybody can face everybody else. (We'll also put details here for wi-fi connecting as well. Some advance work is required there.)
  
4-5:30
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If we need additional small session spaces, there are plenty of those out on the lawns and in the halls and public seating areas amongst nearby buildings at the Law School. We'll make room on the session "spreadsheet" for these, so we're ready if the need arises.
  
Closing - really covering wall of results, Action Items and a community conversation about what is next for the VRM Project)
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As the workshop approaches, we encourage people working on projects to get ahead of the workshop curve by sharing some of their work with the ProjectVRM list and on their own blogs.
  
(Maybe we only do 2 in the afternoon and have  a longer conversation for closing or ending it a bit earlier)
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== Possible Topics ==
  
== Proposed Topics ==
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There are many. Here is a list to get us started. Add whatever you like...
The rest of the conference will have an agenda created live to move the work forward. We see this range of topics being covered (Feel free to suggest topics that you want to discuss or want others to talk about):
 
  
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* The Mine!
 
* Personal Address Manager
 
* Personal Address Manager
* RelButton
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* RelButton (and first use challenge: a biz model for public media)
 
* User-driven Search
 
* User-driven Search
* r-cards
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* r-cards (relationship)
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* VRM and health care
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* VRM standards, policies and practices
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* VRM + (rather than vs.) CRM
  
 
[[Logistics Information]]
 
[[Logistics Information]]

Revision as of 00:36, 1 July 2008

The first ProjectVRM Workshop (tag pvrmw2008a alternative tag VRMworkshop2008 discuss?) will be hosted by ProjectVRM and the Berkman Center at Pound Hall at Harvard Harvard Law School, on Monday-Tuesday 14-15 July The event will go from 9AM to 5:30 on Monday and 8:30-5:30 on Tuesday.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring people together and make progress on any number of VRM topics and projects. The workshop will be run as an "unconference" on the open space model, which means session topics will be chosen by participants. Here is the Wikipedia page on open space.

In open space there are no speakers or panels: only facilitation with no agenda beyond helping participants make progress on their topics.

Registration

The workshop is free. You can register through this EventBrite link. Feel free to also add your name to the VRMWorkshop Attendees list.

Proposed Schedule

Sunday

Non-hosted Dinner

  • Location: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Attendees (please add your name here if you plan to attend so we can get reservations):
    • Keith Hopper
    • Iain Henderson
    • Doc Searls
    • Mark Scrimshire (tentative)
    • Joe Andrieu

Monday

9AM to 5:30PM

After opening remarks, we'll each introduce ourselves to the group. After that we will have short briefings by people working on VRM projects. These briefings are required by the purpose of the workshop: to move VRM projects forward. We plan to keep these briefings under 5 minutes apiece, though some may go a bit longer. There is a lot of parallel work being done already with VRM, not just on specific projects but also in committees and conversations around various hot topics. It is essential that we get to know a few basics about who's doing what before we break off into the workshop discussions.

In open space workshops, topics are suggested by participants in an opening session attended by everybody. Participants write the title of their topic on a sheet of paper with a bold marker, add their name, then describe the topic to the group and post it on a large "spreadsheet" of times and session locations, located on a wall for everybody to see. Once up, these sessions can be combined or moved around as the sheet fills up.

One person in each session will take notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session will report progress to the group.

7:00PM: Non-hosted Dinner

  • Location: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Attendees (please add your name here if you plan to attend so we can get reservations):

Tuesday

8:30am-9:00pm Opening and Agenda Making -- same as in Day 1

9:00am-4:00pm: Sessions

4:00-5:30pm:

Closing - Reports from all discussions, listing of Action Items and community conversation about what is next for various VRM projects

Space

We have three classrooms booked. All have a power outlet at every seat, and seating is arranged in a horseshoe shape, so everybody can face everybody else. (We'll also put details here for wi-fi connecting as well. Some advance work is required there.)

If we need additional small session spaces, there are plenty of those out on the lawns and in the halls and public seating areas amongst nearby buildings at the Law School. We'll make room on the session "spreadsheet" for these, so we're ready if the need arises.

As the workshop approaches, we encourage people working on projects to get ahead of the workshop curve by sharing some of their work with the ProjectVRM list and on their own blogs.

Possible Topics

There are many. Here is a list to get us started. Add whatever you like...

  • The Mine!
  • Personal Address Manager
  • RelButton (and first use challenge: a biz model for public media)
  • User-driven Search
  • r-cards (relationship)
  • VRM and health care
  • VRM standards, policies and practices
  • VRM + (rather than vs.) CRM

Logistics Information