Okay, first, I’ll be pitching New Voices again. It’s wildly popular and has a permanent place–which I’m trying to solidify through the professional development committee.
Second, I’m going to pitch a large instructional rotating mega-session. Now, how to do this for an organization that is so stuck on old structures of “sessions” and “workshops.” I’m basing it on the “cyber zed shed” model used at ACRL this spring. Here’s a visual: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30006487@N00/447405843/
I would like to propose a 5-6 hour station, with 30 minute turns in the exhibit hall. We can do half demos (this is how you set up a blog, this is how you set up a wiki) and then half “real-world” implementations of this technology. I’d like to get corporate sponsorship for this from someone like wordpress or flickr.
Also, I’d like to rabble rouse a bit on what the CPAC spends money on as a “keynote” speaker. I loved the Art Guys in Houston. But frankly, this format drags out convocation and we have topics of little relevance to us art professionals. If we had other invited speakers throughout, it would be fine, but since there is no topical keynote, it seems like a waste. Currently, Lawrence Lessig is involved with a copyright lawsuit brought about by some of the folks that work on the internet archive. It’s a lay person’s (read, not film or recording industry) attempt to break down some of the current copyright restriction and hammer out the orphan works issue. Bringing in some of those folks would be really cool…