Thanks to all who've been submitting proposals and generating excitement for KidlitCon2010! If you were considering a proposal for a workshop/panel and hadn't heard the news. we extended the deadline to August 15. Still plenty of time to think through your idea and send us the form!
We've gotten some great questions via e-mail and, given that others may be asking themselves these questions as well, we thought it might be a good idea to post the answers here for all to partake.
HAS ANYONE SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL ON *** YET?
To be honest, we haven't had a chance to read through every proposal yet and probably won't until after the August 15th deadline. In short, we have no idea if a certain topic is represented at this point. Our advice is to put together a proposal and submit. If we have several people wishing to speak on the same topic, we'll see about putting together a panel so we can have several different viewpoints represented.
CAN I REGISTER ONLINE?
It's ironic that a conference aimed at people who embrace technology in the way bloggers have is going old school on this one but, no, we don't have online registration. The best way (actually, the ONLY way) to register is to click on the link above, print out the registration form, and mail it in with the check. Some people have e-mailed the registration form with a promise to send the check later. That's OK (for record keeping purposes, we'd prefer you didn't but if you do, we'll punt) but please know that you won't be officially registered until we receive the check and you get an e-mail saying you're in.
WHO ALL IS COMING?
At the right, you'll see a list of people in red who've pre-registered. Basically, they sent us an e-mail saying they intended to register once the information became available. It wasn't a commitment to attend, just a statement of intent. Of course, we hope that they're all able to make it but if their name is in red, they've yet to confirm. The people whose names are in blue are people who are confirmed attendees. That means they've mailed in their registration forms and checks and, barring cataclysm, will be there. Some of these people pre-registered, others did not. But they're coming and that's what counts.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THE PROGRAM WILL LOOK LIKE?
Right now, our best guess is that we'll have a clearer idea of which sessions will be offered and what the schedule will be like by mid-September. In addition to the workshop/panel proposals, we're working on a few other ideas for making it a fun and productive conference. There will be a get together Friday night. There will be a conference on Saturday. That's all we can say for sure. But as we firm up plans, they'll be laid out here. Confirmed attendees will get an e-mail with final details closer to the conference date.
As more questions come in, we'll answer others in future posts.
Thanks again for your enthusiam and remember: SPREAD THE WORD!