I want to use our blog as a way to begin a list of best practices for planning, executing and assessing a CAIS event. Here are two ideas; click on “Leave a comment” to add more. Recently, I investigated an idea that Joel shared about “Birds of a Feather” discussion tables. I think this is a great method for us to consider for all types of conferences as we try to model collaboration and make any event a place where participants connect with CAIS colleagues beyond their campuses. View the video explanation below with an appreciation of how such discussions can make all types of conference experiences more intimate and meaningful. Such a practice will help create Personal Learning Networks among CAIS collegues.
Another idea is to implement a planning stage that Dave Grey (one time CAIS presenter) calls a Pre-Post Mortem session. Such a deliberate step may help any CPD groups and committees capstone their planning before they begin marketing their event.
See pp.117-118 for more information from his new book, Game Storming: http://books.google.com/books?id=_-xnEDNPxwYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=gamestorming&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YQRBT7r5AYXY2AWP2uDODg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=pre%20postmortem&f=false
What are other good methods to consider for planning, executing and assessing CAIS events?