(jotted down from memory afterwards, please edit)
How is everyone?
Need to talk about how to work together better, so it is not such a burn-out inducing process.
Run a session on training people to help?
Yes! Also need learning new skills. Anyone has any processes to share?
Time is important. Edgeryders platform can be better used if tasks and ways of participating were posted earlier - in the spring? For example, Bembo and K started working on Book of Mistakes in July and slowly developed a process that works. It is not possible to jump in and help last minute, unless someone is deeply familiar with the project already.
Is there any difference with this LOTE than the ones before? Was it panicking and provocation that LOTE is the make-or-break event for Edgeryders?
Yes, it is. because it is always the same few people who are pulling the weight. Sessions need to be proposed so fundraisers can point to the website that things are happening here.
Can take in hand agenda writing and also proposing own session (Stewardship on the ground). Can be a one hour session or a whole day.
What is going on with the unBidders?
(explains). It is really important to have them in for a session.
Working on the Book of Mistakes was an in-depth evaluation process, and it seems really important that since LOTE4 comes after the unMonastery, the event will be perceived as unMonasterian, so we need to have some kind of control over the impression it gives to the people who are not the Comitato.
Trying to establish unMonastery rules some time before. Taking up unMonastery Lite project.
Ben and Kei are talking about using this as a trial run of unConference in Berlin.
Nico, we need feedback and posted videos.
Building human relations, talking to people.
What are people thinking about LOTE in Matera? hate it already?
Nico: No, comitato is really excited about the unconference.
They are supporting us to be there, so that is no surprise. Everyday people we don’t know.
One thing that come sup is the oil question. It would be great to have a session on that, people would be interested.
Recalling that someone from Egypt also wanted to talk about oil. Can the person from Matera propose a session, on stewarding natural resources, environment, etc, and she can help trying to find other people on the platform who may be interested. perfect combination, a session born from Matera addressing very specific local problems, an international discussion about possible solutions. Happy to take over ER platform bit if Nico can connect with Italian people.
Great idea, let’s email.
It s really important to make things visible on the platform.
Adding my own reflections (Noemi):
I very much appreciated Bembo and Katalin’s thoughts on the need to look into ourselves and ask Why are we going to Matera? Are we sure that going there is not superimposing on the local community which might be tired to hear about unMonastery? Both of them remain solidary with the community there, to the point that they are doing work on the book of Mistakes and think hard about continuity of the unMon rather than following closely fellow Edgeryders (our freakish processes :)) and other spaces Lote might be heading towards…
To this end, they stand ready to support @Ben more and help with curating the agenda, making sure unMon has a solid space for discussion in it. An actionable is to upload parts of their work into the conference program.
An actionable for us all:
Do you know or have heard a great talk or project presentation in a conference where you’ve been? Do you think someone is doing stewardship work and should know about Lote but hasn’t had the chance yet? Get in touch through email and send them an invitation to host a session. template invitation available here.