Saturday, April 02, 2011

Take No Prisoners

It's 7:45pm and I should be tweaking HTML on my Wife's website in preparedness for tomorrows inaugural coming out of her childrens clothing brand which to date has been a knock-out of a learning process.

So.....I get to my inbox and there is an email from Teemu Lienonen ( Finland) saying he's visiting Australia in July 2011. Well, this blogpost is the first of a few as I prepare myself to meet with him in Melbourne.

To meet with him and discuss what he is observing, seeing, thinking and doing in the northern hemisphere. Last time I met him in person we spoke of getting out for a late night drinking session complete with a Rammstein overture. Not to mention Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, W.A.S.P and a host of others too long ago to muster up through the crinkly concoids.

Mindful that we have a South Australia meeting in August for the TALO Swapmeet it's important that we also muster up the energy to celebrate the 5th Annual FLNW event. I'm calling it in with little time left and no budget.

I'm declaring an interest in meeting in Melbourne on the 18th and 19th July 2001 with Teemu and whomever wishes to join us in an "unconferenced" circular conversation with the principle focus or premise being that of discussing what it means now to living / working / being in a networked world and what it now means on learning/teaching/administrating.

No discussions on funding.

Just get to Melbourne and who knows....before we arrive I might just have some surprises to report upon in this very blog :)

ps. given that Teemu will have travelled this far I think it only fair he has a welcoming party and none better than his own networked family.

pss. whats with the "no prisoners" bit.......well, here's a little introductory thinking piece as we prepare for the inter-webians.


Leigh Blackall said...

I'll be there

Teemu said...

Nice and thank you! It's great to be part of the group (not a network).

We definitely will have FLNW unconference. Should you set a wiki to coordinate the practicalities: participants, program, place etc.?

Late nights are good nights. From your list I would approve only Black Sabbath - but you know, I am conservative.