M: Michael Boyle
2 Update on association
S: It is now registered
We have a webspace
We have account
All goals for starting association have been accomplished.
M:Jan 7 is last posting?
S: No, scroll down…15 days ago.
M: Speaking to Qing - were we suppose to have general assembly in March?
S: Not sure if March meeting was necessary. Miake will invite you to the upcoming annual meeting.
M: Any idea of how to bring clarity of association? Which goals is it tied to.
S: Post everything in forum for now. That is the best place to engage. You have access to BoST topics now since you are part of BoST.
M: Would be good to have conversation with Qing, Maike about goals of association.
S: We might find person close to association who is in your time zone.
M: Personal take: association is driver. If we don’t have clarity of association, then we won’t be successful.
R: How does it affect local teams and how it strengthens OSCEdays?
G: Need to have meeting to discuss
M: Dates and timelines for event?
S: It’s under OSCEdays 2019 in forum. I suggested June 7 to 17th because there’s a flurry of activity at that time.
Maike said Berlin event is in Sept 2017
M: Could we use newsletter and judge by reaction?
S: Right. Also post in forum. Main website announcement as well. I don’t know how can handle.
M: I haven’t gotten too far on that one. If we send out on newsletter, who do they get in touch with?
S: THey post event on forum. They find us members on forum.
M: Event next steps - website - difficult to figure out how is in charge. Sylvia and I talked about it offline. I received info from Lars but haven’t followed up. Sylvia has tried contacting people with limited success. It’s an open issue. Ricardo said to ask Maike.
Start with newsletter, forum to promote dates. I offered to help with newletters. Ricardo will support with social media.
G: I contacted Free Knowledge Institute in Italy and Cosmolocalism EU project. This would be done as webcasts on June 7 and 17th. It would be good to have the OSCEdays Association ready for this.
S: I agree.
M: Mid april I will have resources for this.
S: What is relationship at large and association? We will ask Maike and Qing for clarity.
M: In next couple of days, do you have time to talk?
S: I’ll be at conference Thu to Sun in El Paso. I have a few minutes tomorrow.
S: Gien and Ricardo - 5 year reunion with founders? Good idea?
R: Good - it can realign some things - like the website use
M: I think it would be nothing to lose. We can acknowledge their importance, door is always open, talking about what we are doing and get their feedback.
S: It could be one of the events in June. Think about it.
G: Maybe contact the original people with the idea first. If we get commitment, then that be better.
M: I agree with Gien. I suggest I can volunteer to contact the top influencers from original group.
G: If we can make a theme and invite some other thought leaders to give incentive to the original group to come back.
M: If you can give me a list of influencers this week, I can contact them.
S: I will send you list of original founders on forum
M: I can get hold of some thought leaders and ask them for feedback
S: Reunion - reconnect with them -
G: Looking back , looking forward can be a theme that rreunite past members with new thought leaders
S: Need people to take up BoST call backup.
M: I took up responsibility in Feb but there were only 2 people on call.
I think that we have falling numbers and the key to increasing participants is the association.
S: Have to post agenda a week ahead, etc.
S: I also posted idea for a book. It’s on the forum. If I don’t get participation, I won’t go ahead.