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- I live-tweeted the event. Within an hour of mentioning a paper by Don Munton and Owen Temby on air pollution in Sudbury, Ontario and Trail, British Columbia, staff at CBC Sudbury contacted me about interviewing them. The interview was taped the following day, and is scheduled for radio broadcast on Wednesday, August 29th. (I will provide a link to this interview when it is posted online.) This is all the evidence I need that Twitter is a valuable resource. That said, the only workshop participants that use it are Stephen Bocking (@BockingStephen) and I (@ryaneoconnor).
- Gathering a small group of scholars to focus on papers on a single subject, with the collective aim of producing an edited collection was far more rewarding than any conference I have attended. This is not meant as a slight towards conferences, but rather a commendation of small, highly-focussed events. I suspect my fellow participants will agree with me on this.
- A two day workshop requires a lot of organization and coordination. That said, things are infinitely more manageable when you have secured the necessary funding to bring people together and hold the event. In this respect, I would like to acknowledge the generous funding provided by the Network in Canadian History & Environment [NiCHE].