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Plan program for Research Showcase for Q2
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We need to plan the program for the Research showcases in Q2 such that we can invite speakers well in advance. Ideally, we have the program confirmed at the end of Q1.

There will be 3 showcases during Q2:

  • 2021-10-20
  • 2021-11-17
  • 2021-12-15

We need to the following:

  • Make sure there are no major community events or holidays
  • Make a shortlist of themes and potential speakers
  • Prioritize shortlist and send out invitations to speakers

Ideas for speakers are captured in this doc: feel free to add suggestions there.

We keep track of previous speakers here or on the showcase-page.

Event Timeline

Update week 2021-08-02:

  • started coordinating the activities with Emily and Pablo
  • we started collecting possible themes/speakers for the showcases
  • we will meet towards the end of August to go through the suggestions and create a shortlist of themes/speakers such that we can send out invitations starting in September

Update week 2021-08-16:

  • scheduled meeting with Emily and Pablo at the end of August to discuss and select a shortlist of themes and speakers

Update week 2021-08-30:

  • in the meeting we decided on a shortlist of 4 potential showcases
  • next step: finalize the list of speakers for each showcase (hopefully finished next week) so we can send out invitations

Update week 2021-09-06:

  • we reached consensus on 3 themes for Q2 together with list of speakers
  • we started to send out invitations to confirm with speakers

Themes and speakers confirmed for all three showcases in Q2 (see subtasks). Coordination of the showcases will be done in the subtasks. Thus closing this task.