UPDATE: The chat transcript is now available! Many thanks to all who participated. Our next chat will be October 5 at 4:00 EDT.
Well... Labor Day has passed, school is back in session, and - if my meeting schedule is to be believed - everyone is back from vacation. There's nothing like a full calendar of meetings to make you think about being collaborative, and the many ways it can go right, and wrong. Hoping for more of the former and less of the latter, we'll be turning the #builtheritage hashtag over to the topic of collaboration this afternoon at 4:00 EDT. Questions we'll be discussing include: How can you facilitate effective collaboration? Who should preservationists partner with? What issues should we work together on? And, most importantly, have you been involved in a great collaboration? We're especially excited to hear real-world examples of how preservationists are connecting with other like-minded organizations.
We also have one off-topic item to discuss at the end of the chat - when we're going to hold our #builtheritage tweetup at the National Preservation Conference in October. Given that nearly all of the twitter chats at some point involve a side thread about connecting in real life - usually with food, or more often, drinks - it seemed time to actually make it official. We've got a couple of ideas for times and places in Buffalo, and we'll ask the folks attending what works best.
Hope to "see" you all on Twitter this afternoon. Unsure how to participate? Last week's save-the-date post has the full scoop.
Sarah Heffern (@smheffern) is a member of the Digital and New Media team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through the magic of technology, she is at President Lincoln's Cottage (@LincolnsCottage) actually being collaborative as this post goes live.