We had two incredible open forum sessions yesterday to discuss the future of ATDC. The Hodges Room was pretty much filled both times, so I suspect nearly 200 people took the time to come down and share their ideas with us. Thank you!
We broadcast both sessions over the Internet, courtesy of ATDC member PlayOn Sports, and the video streams are archived at the ATDC web site here and here. From Twitter comments, there were people out there actually watching; one from as far away as Boston! We’ll try to keep broadcasting as many events as possible for people who won’t or can’t get to Midtown Atlanta.
(And thanks for your patience with the various audio glitches. The Hodges Room is a hostile environment for microphones; we’re investing in some new equipment that should make things like this work better in the future.)
Rather than scribble notes on a flipchart and never see the pages again, Melissa Zbeeb took notes in real-time on a shared Google Doc. Here are the community suggestions from the afternoon session:
And from the evening session:
And, for good measure, here are my speaker notes printed before the events:
Keep the good ideas coming! There are half a dozen things we’re going to do that we’d never even thought of. That’s the value of a community… all of us are smarter than any of us.
Thanks to everyone who came out… and thanks to the ATDC staff who is making all this possible! Exciting days ahead!