I am sending out this note a bit early for the next meeting because it would be good to get as many folks there as possible. There is some stuff that it would be nice to sort out before the summer break.
Firstly, there has been a group of people working on creating "Expats Creating Value 2015" - this year's version of the un-conference that we began last year. However, through changing circumstances, that core group has kind of evaporated. Some people are not here any more, some people are doing other things, and the result is that it is not happening. There are still people who were taking on elements of the activity who are still around, so we are not starting from a blank sheet.The Bridge Project, in some sense, "owns" Expats Creating Value, and so it would be good to discuss whether we want to try to create something in the autumn or let it go...at least for 2015. It would be great if some of the folks who have been in the core group were at the meeting to tell us where they have got up to.
Then there is accommodation. There is still a chance that Startup City will be able to continue to host us. They are looking at two options for space at the moment - one option would have space for us and the other wouldn't. So we need to start doing something concrete with the alternatives that people have suggested. There is a possibility that we could, from time to time, hold meetings out at Kirstinelund in Lystrup. It's nice, the dishwasher gets emptied and the coffee is better than at Startup City. But it's in Lystrup and I don't know whether people would be willing to travel, (though it is only 15 very pleasant minutes by train!).
I am sure there are other things that we want and need to talk about, but as a social media illiterate this is already an unacceptable long post, which I am going to further break social media protocols with by cross posting to LinkedIn and to an event :)