For the last 2 years I have mentioned off and on at the planning for an Develop With Passion® alumni get together. Well the official countdown is started, in the sense that a venue is picked and a date has been selected. Now comes the hard part of organizing the schedule.
I posted the following message on the DevelopWithPassion® linked in user group, I am reposting it here in the hopes that I can get some feedback from other channels. Even if you are not a DevelopWithPassion® alumni, your feedback is greatly appreciated, so feel free to provide it if possible.
If you have a response that is even more detailed, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So here it goes!!
Assume you are at an 2 day alumni event consisting of you and 99 other like minded people in a very cozy venue (yes it is picked, the date is set!!!, I'm not announcing it all until the schedule for the event is finalized). How would you answer the following questions:
Planning something on this scale is something that I have no experience with. I want the venue and the size to remain small to ensure that there is a lot of opportunity for rich networking with one another. I also want to ensure that there is a good smattering of solid technical content as well as some opportunities to discuss overall well being. I am also closing it down initially to just alumni, as they all get what I am about and what I would be trying to do with something like this.
Any advice that you can give will be greatly appreciated.