posted by Cynthia Pannucci (firstname.lastname@example.org), 18.11.2003, 15:54
Â»Â» Do any other members feel that it would benifit us all if there were
Â»Â» members meetings or gatherings held locally, where we could meet and
Â»Â» exchange ideas, info, etc.? Members could make presentations and special
Â»Â» speakers could be invited to share their work.
Hi Michael -
ASCI organized members meetings for 10-years and would like to help facilitate them again, however we do not have the staff to do the work. If you would like, Christoph [email@example.com] can search the ASCI members database and send you the email addresses and names of members in your city, state, or region [send him the specific states]. *Please give Christoph a week to recover from the site launch! Then you can compose a note inviting these people to a meeting and there decide how you as an informal group want to move forward [who finds mtg.location, programming, who is the contact person, etc.]. This is exactly how I started ASCI 15-years ago but at a time when people thought I was crazy to put the words art and science together! there was absolutely no support network.
However, it must be very clear that ASCI is in no way legally responsible for the content or the activities of your new group. So, let's not call these ASCI meetings but art-sci meetings [or art-sci-tech meetings], and you may want to come up with a name for your group.
After you get going, we could post your group's events on a specific location at the ASCI website, and if requested in the future, we could explore the idea of ASCI affiliates [legal issues, etc.]
Good luck and keep ASCI posted on your progress!
from Michael Strasmich
on 15.11.2003 at 20:42
from Cynthia Pannucci
on 18.11.2003 at 15:54