[KACT] Re: conference question

  • From: Andrew Anderson <aanderson@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 06:24:50 -0500

on 11/10/2005 8:57, Mike Schainost at Schainost@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I would agree 2 conferences would be better.
> 
> Maybe KACT could have a breakfast for members at the KATS conference along the
> lines of Mole Day Breakfasts at BCCE and ChemEd.
> 
>>>> adiskin@xxxxxxxxxx 11/10/05 07:35AM >>>
> I would like to see a separate conference for two reasons.
> 
> One, so that people who aren't members of KATS can participate without
> an additional cost.
> 
> Two, I think a "solo" KACT conference would provide more opportunities
> for chemistry teachers to "bond" with one another and would foster an
> environment that would support KACT in the future!
> 
> 
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> From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Deters, Kelly
> Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:23 AM
> To: KACT (E-mail)
> Subject: [KACT] conference question
> 
> 
> 
> A question was brought up about using KATS Kamp to also host our
> "conference."  If we piggy-back with KATS, we get the bonus of in-place
> infrastructure and perhaps the ability to catch more new members (and
> maybe bring in more folks for KATS Kamp that wouldn't have gone
> otherwise).  However, in order to attend KATS, people must join KATS (a
> one-year membership, $25, is included in the price of the conference,
> $95 for just the conference, plus food and housing if you choose to have
> it).  Although KATS is a great group and many of our members are
> dual-members with them and the two should support each other, do we want
> to set our "conference" up to require people to also be a member of
> KATS, or do we want to choose another Saturday and have ours separate?
> We could encourage our members to also participate in KATS Kamp, but
> then host our own separately.
> 
> Both sides have pluses and minuses...let me know what poeple think.
> We'll do whatever most people think is best.
> 
> Kelly 
> detersk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
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I agree with Mike.  Probably one day would be good to start with and get
everyone on the same page.
Andy

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