Bringing ILiADS online has been (and continues to be) a challenge of epic proportions. This is a surprise to absolutely no one named Jen Guiliano and very few others who have organized large events. Even knowing how challenging such things are, though, I’m always surprised anew by, well, how I can be surprised by event building in this way. It seems as though I have a selective memory that only processes the euphoria of an event-gone-right.
We have covered a great deal of ground to this point, securing a site (which is a solid first step) and support — in terms of time and resources — from a select group of LACs. We are also incredibly fortunate to have a luminous alignment of speakers and project specialists on board for both Conference Weekend and Institute Week. There are still, though, a number of bricks that are falling into place even as I write.
Perhaps the largest of these bricks — the keystone, in fact — is the cost of attendance. The ILiADS Steering Committee is working on a number of different models in this regard, all in the hopes of building an event that will be a great value for participants and (still) sustainable into the future. Once this information has solidified, along with travel and accommodations details and registration information, we’ll pass that along here on the site.