Festival of Learning Update : #1

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Sayamindu Dasgupta

Dec 21, 2011, 8:28:09 PM12/21/11
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Hi all,
Thanks for joining the Festival of Learning mailing list! Starting
today, we're going to use it to:
* Keep you informed about new developments with the festival* Once a
week, send an update on the current status of the ideas board* Send
out requests for feedback or help
Today's email includes:
* Funded by Media Lab Studcom!* Festival of Learning Trailer Video*
Registration Open!* How You Can Help
== Festival of Learning Funded by Media Lab Studcom ==
Hurrah, Media Lab Student Committee has agreed to underwrite costs for
the Festival of Learning! This includes breakfast and lunch for
everyone. We expect to ask everyone to bring and share afternoon
We are actively seeking additional funding, especially so we can
provide financial support to sessions with materials costs.

== Trailer Video Now Online ==
Eric Rosenbaum has made a wonderful trailer video for the Festival of
Learning! Thanks to everyone who agreed to be filmed!
You may notice that the video has a "non-alcoholic" disclaimer.
Alcohol at MIT is a complicated process. We want to consider a
Festival of Learning Annex for alcohol-related learning. If you have
ideas, please share!

== Registration Open ==
Festival of Learning Registration (free!) is open. Sign up at
http://festival-of-learning.eventbrite.com/ to say you're coming. See
you there!

== How You Can Help ==
As we get closer to the festival, we need help with various aspects of
running the event. We need assistance with, among other things:
Roles which leave you completely free during the Festival:  --
Bookkeeping, receipts, records-- Idea Dating Event: Several people
have suggested a preview party in Jan where we gather people to share
ideas for sessions. Could you help coordinate this?-- Publicity
Roles which take place during the Festival: -- Volunteer Coordinator:
directing "background" coordination of the event and volunteers,
making sure things are running smoothly-- Roadie for a day:
Registration, making sure rooms are ready, setup, cleanup--
Documentation Lead -- make a documentation plan and coordinate
documenting the day, video, pictures, interviews, etc.
Do you want to help in another way? Let us know! As a team, we have
enjoyed imagining and creating a fun, informative festival. We would
love to have you help us make it even better!


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