I read in “The EdCamp Model” this week that the St. Louis EdCamp had 307 people register, and 215 showed up.
Another Rule of Thirds! Only a different application than photography this time.
Two thirds show up – and the other third doesn’t show…. I wonder what our own numbers will be?
Shoot for 300 and expect 200? That would be fine by me. Big crowd, but still manageable. Cap at 360 and expect 240-ish? That would also be OK. Cap at 450 and expect 300? That’s about as large as I think we could possibly manage. Or could we?
Rooms for 300 people? Yikes! That’s 10 rooms of 30, already!!! Take off 30 people sitting around chatting and conversing on their own – that’s still 9 rooms of 30. Ouch. Too many people.
.. A Maker Space?
…..Simple K12 webinar room?
…….Quiet chat room?
OK, say 10 people in each of those spaces – so take off 40 more people – down to 210 – that’s still 7 rooms of 30. Ouch. Seems a lot of planning and prep to handle that many sessions….
3 time slots x 7 topics = 21 sessions for the day
Think we can handle that? Guess we’ll have to see!! (-: