Did you know that the major purpose for forming a non-profit, RevGalBlogPals, Inc., was to be able to attract grant support for a large scale RevGalBlogPal meetup? My dream from the beginning has been attracting financial support that would allow as many of our bloggers to be together as possible.RGBP, Inc. now has a planning committee, and we are in the early stages of planning the RevGalBlogPal Big Event. What, When, Where and Who are all on the table at the moment. In that spirit, I bring you the Big Event Friday Five.1. What would the meeting be like? (Continuing Ed? Retreat? Outside Speakers? Interest Groups? Workshops? Hot Stone Massages? Pedicures? Glorified Slumber Party?) Not much for hot stone massages, pedicure or slumber parties. But a retreat with interest groups sounds good. Workshops on computer usage (both for blogging/website and for in worship) would fit with the fact we are all at least semi-literate in the things.
2. When in 2008 might you be able to attend? January? Shortly after Easter? Summer? Fall? Some other time? January possibly, sometime between Easter and Pentecost is another. That is if I could afford it of course (and convince the family to let me go)
3. Where would your dream meeting location be? (Urban Hotel? Rural Retreat Center? New England Camp? Southwestern Fantasy Hotel? Far away from civilization? Nearby Outlets or Really Great Thrift Stores?) I'll pass on the shopping thanks. Rural is good in any time of year IMHO. Of course it would have to have internet access (preferably wireless). If we want to be truly exploratory I would suggest that Canada has some great centres.
4. Who would make a great keynote speaker? (That's if #1 leads us in that direction.) NOt much for keynote speakers. Often they end up being overhyped anyway.
5. Did I leave out something you want to suggest? nope, nothing comes to mind. Remembering that many of us would be looking at this as con-ed some content might be good but then a retreat is con ed as well. Oh and are we at all considering a family event??