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The dHIb inaugural event is scheduled for September 19th. This page will serve as an in-house workspace, where we manage our organizational efforts.

DHIB Inaugural Event Program

To be held September 19th, 2008 at the Center for the Arts (listed on the UB event calendar)

12:00 Catered lunch for those registered for the seminar, place TBD

1:30 - 3:00 Seminar and discussion, 235 Center for the Arts, led by

3:00 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 5:30 Keynote and roundtable discussion, Center for the Arts Screening Room

  • Keynote speaker Katherine Hayles: "Transforming the Literary: How Digital Technologies Are Changing Print and Electronic Literature"

5:30 - 7:00 Reception, Center for the Arts Atrium

Inaugural Event Tasks

Considerable preparatory work has already been done (a great deal of it by Cris Miller) -- negotiations with speakers have been concluded, their travel arrangements have been set, the venues have been established, and a preliminary list of target audience members has been drawn up. What follows is an estimate of tasks remaining. If you are able to commit to a task, please add your name and/or remove the question mark. Even more importantly, if you think of a task that hasn't been anticipated, please add it, and volunteer yourself or someone else for the job.

  • Prepare DHIB public website including registration page for fall event: in progress, Maureen, with Don Trainor
  • Prepare postcard invitations and posters for event: in progress, Maureen, with Don Trainor
  • Order large monitors for display during the reception: done, Maureen, with Bryan Sidorowicz
  • Draft press release announcing the event and the initiative: Peter B. (?)
  • Prepare looping PowerPoint show for display on monitors featuring UB digital projects: Ronan and Jeff (?)
  • Anticipate and arrange for technology needed during seminar in 235 CFA, working with Carl Lee, DMS Technical Director, (cl62@buffalo.edu / 645-6902 x 1487 / 239 CFA): Austin
  • Anticipate and arrange for technology needed during keynote/roundtable: Nancy
  • Arrange for catering for (1) lunch and (2) reception: RLL will handle but wants suggestions for caterers
  • Greet people arriving at event and hand out program: Austin, Ronan (and others?)
  • Provide logistical support, driving speakers to and fro as the need may arise: (?)
  • Hang posters and stuff mailboxes with announcements of event: Austin, Ronan (and others?)
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