* What do we want to achieve?
* Wiress access
* How will we collaborate?
* Meetups – Birds-of-a-feather perches
* Open Space and Open Room
* Social-Media Outreach
* Sharing Photos
* Session Reporting – Help?
* Book-Author Sales
* Public Video Stream
* Video/Slide Presentations
* Skype Presentations
Most of us will be driving. We’ve put together a parking page on the Slow Living website with access to a printable map showing municipal parking spaces. Please do not plan to park in the Marlboro Graduate Center (MGC) lot unless your are handicapped or have two or more people in your car – there aren’t enough spaces.
Thompson Transportation Services Inc., of Swanzey, N.H. (near Keene) provides flat-rate, scheduled van shuttle service to the Quality Inn in Brattleboro from the Manchester, N.H., Boston and Hartford-Bradley airports. The cost is $59.00. Reservations are required: 800-526-8143 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will be open in the Latchis Theater Lobby, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 – 413-575-6946 — beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. You are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy downtown Brattleboro. We will have a name badge and a packet of information for you. Registration will be open throughout Wednesday evening, and again on Thursday and Friday mornings beginning at 7:45 a.m.
* A roster of names/affiliations: http://newshare.com/sls2012/ro
* Two-page schedule-at-a-glance: http://newshare.com/sls2012/sc
* A 19-page printable full program: http://newshare.com/sls2012/pr
* Resource links compiled by fellow SLS2012 participants: https://www.slowlivingsummit.org/links
* Contact information for fellow participants: http://tinyurl.com/sls2012-par
* The last link (participant list) includes email and phone addresses. If you do not wish your phone or email listed, email email@example.com and we’ll remove it. The list will go off line one week after the summit.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
The email address firstname.lastname@example.org will be continuously monitored this week and is the best way to reach summit staff and volunteers. For voice contact (in an emergency-only-please) try 617-448-6600, 413-575-6946, 802-258-9202 or 802-246-1500and ask for SLS2012 registration.
WEATHER — SUNNY, WARM
(UPDATED: May 30, 1:30 a.m.) Wednesday is forecast to be sunny and hot (high 81 degrees F) in Brattleboro, with a few clouds — and more sun and seasonal highs of 74 degrees F and 72 degrees F, respectively, on Thursday and Friday.
Strolling of the Heifers Inc. Executive Director Orly Munzing and caterer Tristan Toleno have carefully crafted a delicious continental breakfast, buffet lunches and evening receptions which feature as much as possible local, healthy and organic foods.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE?
Limited free wireless Internet will be available in both Latchis and MGC, sponsored by Sovernet, Vermont’s premier web-acccess service provider. Please respect the “commons” and avoid using the service for bandwidth-heavy applications. You are welcome to use it for email, Tweeting and routine web-page browsing with your smartphone, tablet, computer or other device.
HOW WILL WE COLLABORATE?
Whenever people gather around common interests, some of the best learning occurs unexpectedly — between sessions, during meals, in hotel lobbies. We’ve provided a full 20 minutes between each session to allow a little more time for this to happen. In addition, we are encourage all session hosts and participants to think of their audience as equal collaborators in seeking outcomes and making action plans.
MEETUPS – BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER PERCHES
Brattleboro has a plethora of unique restaurants, cafes and bars within a few blocks of our meeting venues. SLS2012 registration volunteer Ally King (email@example.com) has scouted them out and has designated several as “birds-of-a-feather perches” for folks with similar interests. By Tuesday morning, you will see her list and notations at the link above – and we will post the information on a board in the Latchis Lobby as well. We’ll post there information about meetups and gatherings and on the web page above.
OPEN SPACE AND OPEN ROOM
We have developed two approaches to augment pre-scheduled breakouts and talks:
* On Friday, from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m., volunteer experts Ingrid Bredenberg and Thara Fuller will facilitate an “Open Space” session in the Holstein Room. We’ll use circle-round, group inquiry to invite discussion about what we’ve learned and what we plan next as a result of SLS2012.
* To allow for unexpected, unplanned collaborations and exchange, we have set aside up to six session blocks in the Holstein Room for self-called, ad-hoc breakouts, presentations and “meetups.” Follow the link above to learn how to request use of these times.
SESSION REPORTING – HELP?
Because maintaining the energy of SLS2012 into collaboration and action is an important goal, we’ve invited a small volunteer team of trained writers, lead by University of Massachusetts Jouranalism Program graduate Rachael Roth, to write and post stories about as many sessions as possible. Their work will be showcased as quickly as possible on the main Slow Living Summit website. At the link above, if you see a session with no reporter yet assigned, please email Rachael to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brattleboro is fortunate to have a high-quality, family-owned, local full-line community bookstore, Everyone’s Books. Co-owner Nancy Braus and here team will be staffing a table in the lobby of the Latchis and at the River Garden luncheon area. They have secured a selection of books by authors who are presenting at SLS2012, as well as selected highly relevant titles from various sources, including our sponsor, Chelsea Green Publishing. Please consider supporting our authors and our community bookstore.
We encourage authors to be at the Latchis Lobby book table after their presentations for signings and brief discussions.
Everyone’s Books is one block from the Latchis, at 25 Elliot Street, just off Brattleboro’s Main Street. Nancy and her team have arranged a special in-store display as well. To check on book availability you may email Nancy at email@example.com or call her at802-254-8160.
PUBLIC VIDEO STREAM
Brattleboro has one of the nation’s oldest and most-active cable-public-access TV services,Brattleboro Community Television or BCTV. With the help of their volunteers and staff, and a grant from the Lydia B. Stokes Foundation, we will be providing live video streaming of up to two concurrent sessions through SLS2012. Ask your family, friends and colleagues who can’t join us to please point their browser to the link above for the schedule of webcasts. And please send the link to your Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org today, or as soon as possible, if you will be needing to display slides, video or other presentation materials on an LCD projector and screen. Several of you who are presenting have notified us you will need an LCD projector for computer-slide or video display. Please remind us now with “VIDEO:” at the start of your email subject line.
Each of our presentation rooms in the Latchis and Marlboro Graduate Center (MGC) WILL have an LCD projector available. If you are in MGC there will be a computer available. If you are in Latchis 1 (main theater) we ask that you put your materials on a portable “thumb” USB device. Then see Wyatt Andrews, Tad Montgomery or Spencer Sahim to make arrangements for adding it to the fixed computer (a MacBook Pro) that will be connected to the Latchis 1 projector. If you are in Latchis 2, 3 or 4, you should have your own computer available for connection to the LCD projector.
Several of you will be joining us “remotely” via a Skype videoconferencing connection. If you see the notation “Skype” in the program, we’re aware of this need and will be in touch with you to arrange a pre-session test.
SLOW LIVING SUMMIT | coordinator
Mobile: 617-448-6600 | slowliv