In Preparation of a Conference
It has been quite a while since I posted anything up on this blog – mostly just for lack of time. A lot of things needed to be sorted out these first few weeks, while I have committed myself to quite a few activities outside of the curriculum. One of them is an exciting initiative by Warwick Polonia to organise a conference on the worker’s union Solidarnosc (outside of the Polish-speaking world better known as Solidarity) which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary.
But how does one organise a conference, if he has never done it before? What are the things to look at, to keep in mind, to work toward?
1) Setting a date. Chosing a prefered yet realistic date somewhere in the future by which time the conference can be organised.
2) Content. Decide what you want to talk about. Who gives added value to the chosen topic of debate. What aspects will give an innovative touch to the conference? Who will we invite, what is manageable?
3) Sorting out money. Making a budget, incorporating all financial aspects of point 2).
- To be further elaborated (although advice is always welcome) *