That's an exaggeration: Sue had already done some legwork.
But we sat down at M'Coul's and she asked me what I thought and I said I thought I was too busy and tired to even consider helping to throw another one of these things together for next fall and she said, Great, here's what I need you to do...
Her vision is for a Saturday conference in October, very hands on, almost Uplifterish in places.
I'm supposed to come up with ideas and people for programs.
Already this morning Ross Myers called and we discussed using the milblogging stuff he's been working on as the core of a social networking session. Not a military blogging session per se, but a broader look at creating and participating in social networks that would capitalize on the experience of milbloggers. This stuff is huge, and it was a good conversation, and without making any firm plans I said the social networking idea was at the top of my list of possibilities (and at this moment the sum total of that list).
So I'm interested in ideas for programs.
Update: It occurs to me (duh) that there is the buzziest of buzzprases out there for all the cool stuff we want to help people do and that of course is Web 2.0, so I guess branding this thing as Web 2.0 in some way would be a smart move, because even though the term is semi-annoying it covers a lot of ground we want covered. And anyway, we were country when country wasn't cool, or 2.0 before it was cool, or something, so we might as well ride that buzz.