LibPunk Radio #40: The awful truth about library conference planning

In the last episode of LibPunk Radio we threatened to talk about conference planning on this episode AND WE DIDN’T LIE.

In our true rambling fashion we talk about logistics and cost and inclusion. ¬†Of course ca$h is one of the biggest challenges with conference planning. It’s all about the money.

Also if you hate conferences, the best thing you can do to make them better is to become a planner for the conference. It’s not that difficult to get involved in association planning, you just have to volunteer.

Things to point out – here’s the original statement from the Black Caucus of ALA about the 2016 conference being held in Orlando. And here is the ALA Response, which is quite good.

You should also check out the Leadership Technology Gender Summit which was held in Austin last month. Amy was one of the organizers. It’s a different model of a conference.

Which leads us to the end – we’re going to have a LibPunk Virtual Conference this year. We have no idea how it’s gonna happen or what it’s going to look like, but we’re open to anything. If you want to get involved, let us know!

Listen to the show and thanks! See you in a pit.

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2 thoughts on “LibPunk Radio #40: The awful truth about library conference planning”

  1. Ha! Last night after recording I was looking for a parody that doesn’t exist – “C.R.E.A.M. – Cache rules everything around me.” You can tell what the topic of conversation was.

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