It starts Friday evening, Central time. You can view the full FtBConscience schedule online right now — please note that all times listed are on US Central Time. This is a purely historical artifact, because I put the first draft of the schedule together, and I included a big messy table of time zones that gave the hours of events in Perth and Moscow and points in between, and everyone puked over the complexity. I think they all just said “screw it, we’ll use Myers’ time zone”.
All the sessions are organized in one hour blocks of time; most are a single hour, a few are two hour discussions. The way this is going to work is that speakers should only assume they have 45 minutes to talk, and leave 15 minutes of slack for questions.
We’re going to be strict about the times, I hope. I’m moderating lots of sessions, set up in alternating hours, so if I don’t crack the whip and close out discussions promptly on the mark, I’ll get lost and confused. The FtB facilitators who are moderating the sessions will be under orders to be disciplinarians.
We also have a chat room set up for random conversations. We moderators will be watching that, but if it gets hectic questions might fly by. I’ll be watching the youtube channel for my sessions, so that’s another place you can leave questions/comments.
As always, go to FtBCon.org for the latest information. Miri is in charge of that, I think she might have a stroke when it comes time to deal with the flood of updates that will be necessary as the con is in progress. Be patient, this is our first time.