Anyone Interested in am Articulate Event or Workshop in Canada?

Hello community, 

As you may have noticed from a recent community discussion (Articulate Community Roadshows in 2014), we're looking at putting together some great community events for 2014. It also seems like there's a lot of interest based on this discussion: Articulate User Conference Anyone? ...but I'd like to get more of a feel for how many people would be interested in participating in Canada.

We'd likely look at doing one or two events in Canada, one of the west coast (probably Vancouver) and one of the east coast (probably Toronto). I'd just like to get a sense for who would be interested in attending and/or participating in an Articulate event. If you are interested, please leave a comment below. 

Thanks!

Nicole

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Nancy Woinoski

David Anderson said:

@Cary - Not at all. I'm doing a non-Articulate event that week so it made sense to stay an extra day so we can connect with local users.

The event Nicole originally posted on is something different. We haven't done a lot in Canada, but with Nicole in Ontario and so many of our Super Heroes in the area, we wanted to begin doing more up there.

This is great news. I look forward to finally meeting you and Nicole in person. 
Nicole Legault

@Michael - The schedule is very flexible, depending on what the community wants. It will be a full-day event (8-4 type of thing), but the morning and afternoon can be "chunked" any way we want. Initial ideas are that we can chunk the morning into a meet-and-greet, and then maybe 2-3 (or more would be even better, depending on the level of interest) mini-presentations for community members. Think very informal, laid-back, relaxed vibe. Doesn't need to be super-slick presentations, in fact, I think more people will be inclined to participate if it's more informal (no pressure, no stress). Maybe the afternoon can be a short presentation, followed by building and creating something fun on your own laptops. This is just an initial idea. We really want this event to be about YOU, and an opportunity for everyone to meet in person, share experiences, share thoughts about e-learning in general about Articulate in particular, share some cool demos, or a past project, or  even just tricks that you've learned and think others can benefit from, etc...

@Cary, yes as David mentioned, this is a separate event from the other two Articulate events I initially brought up here in the thread. David's in town that week, and I'm only a few hours from TO, so we definitely want to take this opportunity to bring together the community! Don't worry, we would never forget about our west coasters (believe me, I am just itching for my chance to go to BC!)

@Nancy also looking forward to meeting you at last! I gave David the usual tips for someone visiting Toronto (the zoo, the CN tower, Blue Jays game) but I'm sure being a bit more local than me, you probably know of  some other great places to visit/things to do, that us non-locals aren't privy to!!

Nancy Woinoski

Nicole Legault said:

@Michael - The schedule is very flexible, depending on what the community wants. It will be a full-day event (8-4 type of thing), but the morning and afternoon can be "chunked" any way we want. Initial ideas are that we can chunk the morning into a meet-and-greet, and then maybe 2-3 (or more would be even better, depending on the level of interest) mini-presentations for community members. Think very informal, laid-back, relaxed vibe. Doesn't need to be super-slick presentations, in fact, I think more people will be inclined to participate if it's more informal (no pressure, no stress). Maybe the afternoon can be a short presentation, followed by building and creating something fun on your own laptops. This is just an initial idea. We really want this event to be about YOU, and an opportunity for everyone to meet in person, share experiences, share thoughts about e-learning in general about Articulate in particular, share some cool demos, or a past project, or  even just tricks that you've learned and think others can benefit from, etc...

@Cary, yes as David mentioned, this is a separate event from the other two Articulate events I initially brought up here in the thread. David's in town that week, and I'm only a few hours from TO, so we definitely want to take this opportunity to bring together the community! Don't worry, we would never forget about our west coasters (believe me, I am just itching for my chance to go to BC!)

@Nancy also looking forward to meeting you at last! I gave David the usual tips for someone visiting Toronto (the zoo, the CN tower, Blue Jays game) but I'm sure being a bit more local than me, you probably know of  some other great places to visit/things to do, that us non-locals aren't privy to!!

There should be loads to do in July. We have a new aquarium that is absolutely awesome so I'd recommend that for sure but I will put a list together.
Michael Hinze

Nicole Legault said:

Hey all - I'm coordinating the details/logistics of the events and looking into rooms or locations to hold the event. Want to try to make it affordable and keep our costs down (if possible, it's always nice!) Does anyone have a room to suggest or recommend in Toronto?


Here is one option close to the airport. They have conf rooms in various sizes.

Nancy Woinoski

The University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University or OCAD might have rooms available for this type of event. 

Here are a couple of links

http://osm.utoronto.ca/contact.html

http://www.ryerson.ca/conference/meetingrooms/

http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/facilities_rental.htm

(as you can see from my suggestions I'm a downtown kinda gal)

Ashley Chiasson

Nancy Woinoski said:

The University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University or OCAD might have rooms available for this type of event. 

Here are a couple of links

http://osm.utoronto.ca/contact.html

http://www.ryerson.ca/conference/meetingrooms/

http://www.ocadu.ca/about_ocad/facilities_rental.htm

(as you can see from my suggestions I'm a downtown kinda gal)


Ou! The Ryerson options have some good rates - How many folks are confirmed approximately? The Pit 200 room seats 80 or so...would that be enough?