[extropy-chat] Nominate/Suggest Catalysts for VP Summit!
natasha at natasha.cc
Sat Feb 7 21:24:15 UTC 2004
Here's a supportive idea:
Somebody on the list made a great suggestion that we nominate several
posters from the "extropy-chat" list to participate in the VP Summit as
I'll start by nominating Spike to be a Catalyst. Anyone want to make
What is a Catalysts?
The Catalysts (about 30 individuals and organizations invited due to their
special knowledge and skills) are the crucial connection between the
previous two groups. As a Catalyst, you will have a crucial role in
bringing the final product (deliverable) of the Summit into reality.
Catalysts will do some or all of the following (not everyone needs to do
PROVOKE, MOTIVATE, & GUIDE discussion in the Workshop. One way to do this
is to challenge those in the View-and-Do group to comment on what they
think works and what does not work so well in the initial statements of the
Keynotes. Obviously you can do this right from the start since the
Keynotes statements are due to be online for the first day of the Summit.
If a Keynote statement is revised (perhaps thanks to input from you or
channeled through you), theres another opportunity to focus attention. (Is
the change really an improvement? And so on.)
INFORMATION NODE/CHANNEL: As the term implies, a Catalyst helps along the
intellectual chemical reaction to make possible the final product. This
means, one, conveying especially good thinking from the Workshop to the
Keynote(s) concerned; second, get the View-and-Do group going if Keynote
participants have requests for research to refine their contribution, or if
they want specific feedback, etc.
EDIT/PRODUCE: Separately from activity in the Workshop area which is open
to all attendees, you will have a Production Room. In that collaborative
space, you will draw on the Keynotes statements and mix in your own
thoughts and any productive results of discussion in the Workshop.
President, Extropy Institute
Join the Vital Progress ("VP") Summit on the Internet February 15-29, 2004
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