We have now turned our attention to the next major task (apart from raising enough sponsorship!) – to create a programme as impressive and interesting as the attendee list, which by the looks of it is going to be no easy task.
I’ve spent the last few weeks working through all your incredible offers in a small paper vortex in my corner at Patient Opinion HQ and think its time to begin throwing out some ideas on how the day might be shaped. I was lucky enough to meet up with a few conference contributors last week who all had some fantastic ideas about how they thought the conference might shape up.
So, with a little pondering we’ve come up with an initial idea of everyone being able to choose between taking part in a variety of 45 minute sessions or alternatively, being part of a larger 90 minute workshop of sorts. We are hoping to have 5 or 6 running in parallel throughout the day in both the morning and the afternoon in order to have as many people contributing as possible in areas they want to get involved in.
This is, of course, not set in stone- we want this blog to be packed with your suggestions and opinions on how we can make the ideal programme, and ultimately the ideal day- full of different workshops, sessions, sounding boards, debates, cakes and pretty much anything else you can think of!
The buzz that has surrounded the event has been great, and we couldn’t be more excited, but we need to keep our values in focus: bottom-up and participant-led. So stay in touch, get commenting and let us know how you would like the programme to look.