Don or Glenn, you got any contact emails for this?
* Jerry C. Adams *IBM System i5/iSeries Programmer/Analyst B&W Wholesale Distributors, Inc.* * voice 615.995.7024 fax 615.995.1201 email jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> albartell wrote:
ability to get good speakers - according to the outgoing chairman.PHUN400 is officially closing due to lack of membership attendance and theI wonder if the lack of good speakers could be addressed by going the online meeting route? The company I work for has a decent amount of "virtual office" going on and we bridge the gap by using gotomeeting.com on a daily basis. Wouldn't be too hard to do something like that for LUGs and you could get speakers at a fraction of the cost (i.e. no travel/lodging/food), and get them more frequently. It would work similar to the RPG & Beyond Web Conference I was a part of: http://www.pentontech.com/onlineconf/isn/rpgandbeyond06/ The only thing I didn't like about the RPG & Beyond experience is that it isn't as interactive as it could be (i.e. people can only listen in and provide feedback via text messages). That could easily be solved by simply doing a regular conf call though. What would rock is if somebody at iSociety would take this as a challenge and address it by creating a calendar of places and locations where "virtual speakers" will be "showing up" at LUGs. Actually, the right person/company could run with this and make some nice jing by providing low cost training at LUGs ;-) Thoughts? Aaron Bartell http://mowyourlawn.com
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