- 60% relief this event was not a disaster
- 20% energy to apply & explore what I've learned and heard
- 20% concern that the built-up collective energy will evaporate
I am writing this around 7pm, before the final two events on the schedule. After the WrapUp Panel, my life returns to house projects, doomscrolling through Facebook & Twitter about school re-opening "plans", and related random thought-obsession about What To Do Next Year.
Helping to make this event go 'round has been a welcome distraction from those three things, but real life must return at some point. Besides moderating the Zoom chat window & waiting room of 4 other people's sessions, and being the main host of 3 others, I was also: writing a thread of several "hype tweets" for 20-30 minutes every morning to promote each live session on the day's schedule, stepping in as emergency-replacement moderator a couple times, acting as a sounding board for the chief organizer on some ideas via Twitter DM and/or email, and producing some Facebook event content to appeal across platforms. That included three FB Live videos on the event page. That's an interesting form of media that I need to explore more fully in future.
Screenshots from a couple of today's highlight events: