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Final Schedule for Fembot Conference

DAY ONE: 18 July 2013

9-11:00

Session 1: Consultants’ projects

1.  Describe your digital/online project(s)? How did you get involved in the project? How did you think about the audience for your project when you first began? Has that understanding of audience changed?

2.  Who manages the project? Who does the work of the project?

3. To what extent is the project collaborative? If it is collaborative, how have you facilitated collaboration?

4. How do you finance your project?  How do you envision future financing for your project?

5. What are the two things your project does best?

6. What do you see as your top two problems that need solutions?

11:15-12:15

Session 2: Fembot and Discussion

1. Describe your digital/online project(s)? How did you get involved in the project? How did you think about the audience for your project when you first began? Has that understanding of audience changed?

2.  Who manages the project? Who does the work of the project?

3. To what extent is the project collaborative? If it is collaborative, how have you facilitated collaboration?

4. How do you finance your project?  How do you envision future financing for your project?

5. What are the two things your project does best?

6. What do you see as your top two problems that need solutions?

12:15-1:00

Lunch and Casual Discussion

1:00-1:30

Optional guided walk with Karen Estlund!

1:30-2:45

Session 3: Creating a Coalitional Feminist Publishing Network

  • How to help each other without killing ourselves
  • Coalition v. collaboration
  • Cross-fertilizing for diversity (representation, content, field of study)
  • Beyond the hyperlink: just linking stuff is not enough
  • How to reach out internationally?

3-5:30

Session 4:  What to do?

  • Problems that need solutions
  • Technological solutions
  • Labor and financial issues
  • Diversity across academic fields
  • Diversity within project

7 pm

Dinner

DAY TWO: 19 JULY 2013

Hack-a-thon/Craft-a-thon with activities determined by discussion from Day One, Session 4

10-12:00

Session 1

12:15-1:00

Lunch and Casual Discussion

1:00-1:30

Optional guided walk

1-5:00

Session 2

6 pm

Dinner

Sponsored by: UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon in Portland, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Journalism and Communication, the Department of English, the Digital Scholarship Center of UO Libraries, UO Libraries, University of Oregon Academic Affairs, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the New Media and Culture Certificate Program.

Thank you to all our invited consultants; to Chelsea Bullock and Bryce Peake for organizing the conference; to Lynn Fujiwara, Courtney Thorsson, Karen Estlund, Emily Schwartz, Sarah Stierch, Staci Tucker, Peggy McConnell, Pam Sutton, and Alice Evans.