Brainstorming is OPEN!
Do you have a good idea of something you would like to see at Arisia?
We have just opened a semi-open brainstorming forum for programming suggestions. It will close later this summer so that we can sift through the hundreds of suggestions we receive to make them ready for the convention.
Have an idea that isn't a panel? You can also post about event ideas, games you would like to play, or any films, videos or anime you would like to see.
Note from the Acting Head of Programming
We have decided to close the mailing list and convert our brainstorming process to forums. You are therefore cordially invited to be among the first to sign up for the brand-new Arisia forums, http://forums.arisia.org/
For the moment, brainstorming will be held in a limited-access sub-forum. Once you've registered, send an email to [forums at arisia.org] requesting permission to join the brainstorm group. The site is live now, so start storming away!
We apologize for the late start this year, but with the new capabilities a webforum allows us, we should be much better organized when it comes the time to import everything into our custom scheduling software.
If you have any questions about the process, send an email to [programming at arisia.org] for administrative issues or [forums at arisia.org] for technical issues.
As always, thank you for your commitment to improving programming at Arisia!
Sincerely, Jaime Garmendia (Acting) Division Head, Programming Arisia 2013
Guidelines for Brainstorming
Basic rules and information for the Arisia Brainstorming forum.
Be Civil. No trolling, flames, baiting etc.
No spam or advertising.
Stay positive and constructive. Nitpicking ideas apart doesn't help the process.
When submitting an idea, please put the panel/lecture/etc. title in the Subject/Title line.
Keep it one idea per thread. Don't submit a bunch of ideas in one post.
Just because an idea is submitted doesn't guarantee it will run at con.
Posting an idea is not the same as being invited to be a program participant.
If Arisia uses an idea, it doesn't mean the person who suggested it will be scheduled to be on it.
No single person determines whether an idea runs or not. Several factors and people are involved in making final decisions on content.
To be considered for an invitation to be an Arisia program participant, please send the following information to programming at arisia.org.
* Full Name
* Preferred email address
* Alternate method of contact (other email or phone number)
* How you heard about us
* A brief bio introducing yourself, your area of expertise, and other conventions/events you’ve participated in as a panelist/lecturer/presenter. The bio need not be extensive. A short paragraph will do.
We regret that we cannot invite all who request, nor schedule for program items all who are invited.