I’m inviting you to a little soiree I’m throwing on Thursday.
I know this is somewhat last-minute, but hey, it’s the Summer of Covid. Kind of like the Summer of Love only we’re all wearing PPE and getting intoxicated alone. Besides, admit it: You’re not going anywhere else anyway.
Thursday, July 2nd at 4 PM ET, I will be hosting a one-hour test event and social happening on for a new kind of happening called e-Literate LIVE! on a new platform called Run the World. We need to start figuring out this whole professionally social at a distance thing, and honestly, I have a lot of Zoom fatigue. The webconference platform is the LMS of the 2020s, in the sense that its adoption is taking off to new heights in education at a time when its implementation for educational purposes is still primitive and clunky. It doesn’t have the right interaction model for many kinds of educational conversations. In contrast, Run the World is designed by Instagram alumni. It’s more personal, more social network-y, and more persistent than a traditional webconference platform. It’s being promoted as a virtual conference platform, but honestly, it’s something new.
Which is good, because I have something new in mind. I want to create a kind of rolling networking event where people can meet up and yes, listen to talks, but also chat privately, meet new people, follow up on great contacts, continue the conversation after the event, and so on. You know, like in the real world before the zombies took over.
I need to test the platform before I start inviting guest speakers to the party. I was going to invite just a handful of people to do a test run with me.
But then I thought, “What the heck. Why not just invite everybody?”
We will talk about a topic of substance—namely, how we build persistent support for each other in this new world we find ourselves in. And I’ll share some exciting plans for future happenings.
Again, the event will be this Thursday, July 2nd, from 4 PM to 5 PM ET. You can register here. (If the date is wrong on the landing page, please ignore it. We are indeed set up for Thursday. It’s a new platform and I’m still figuring it out.)
Or you can watch more cable news. Your choice.
BYOB. (Bring Your Own Bluetooth.)