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A customized workgroup facilitation training webinar for OSI2016 delegates will be presented next Wednesday, April 13th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-07:00). This course will be conducted by Brad Crane and OSI2016 delegate Dave Colgin from Artefact and is open to all OSI delegates. Every workgroup should try to have at least one delegate...
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Updates According to the ticking clock on the OSI website’s home page, OSI2016 is only 16 days away! Here are the latest updates in order from highest priority to lowest (at the moment): Please reserve your hotel room and pay your conference registration fee if you haven’t already. Thank you! Remember to introduce yourselves to...
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Reminders Remember to reserve your hotel room by next week! The official cutoff date is March 29th, after which time any remaining space in the hotel will be released to the public. If you haven’t already done so (and haven’t received a waiver), please pay your conference registration fee right away. Thank you for your...
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Reminders If you haven’t already done so (and haven’t received a waiver), please pay your conference registration fee right away. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet—there are actually quite a few delegates who have been waiting until the event date draws nearer—but we do need everyone to ante up now so we can place our...
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Guide to OSI Workgroups Early next week you will receive an email connecting you to your workgroup colleagues. Once your group is connected, please feel free to get started discussing your topic—even to reach out to the full delegate group for ideas, information or feedback. This pre-conference communication is not required, but high performing groups...
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Reminders Please reserve your hotel room soon! Space is filling up! Around half of you have booked so far. The official cutoff date is March 29th (an update from the previously announced December 15th deadline). If you won’t need a room, please email us your commuting plans so we can make sure to reserve the...
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Here are a few year-end reminders for you to consider over these next few weeks: Review your workshop assignments and let us know by December 31 if you’d like to switch (see update issue 7). Reserve your hotel room by mid-January. Please pay your conference fee ASAP (unless this has been waived). These fees are...
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Workgroup assignments Based on your responses, the OSI organizing committee has put together a first draft ofOSI2016 workgroup assignments. These are some amazing-looking groups! Thank you for your help with this process so far. Still, we had to guess in a few places so please find your name in the tables below and let us...
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If you haven’t already done so, please remember to (in this order): Choose your workshop questions by tomorrow. Late choices will be accepted but priority will be given to those received by the deadline. By the way, it’s okay not to choose. As many delegates have noted, all the topics are interesting. If you don’t...
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Communications As you’ve heard by now (hopefully), the communications tool we’ve been using to-date hasn’t worked for everyone—sorry about that. Our new (and hopefully improved) plan is as follows: Google Groups will be used to distribute and archive conference updates and information. Our group’s email address is osi2016-25@googlegroups.com. Please add this address to your safe...
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