Remember our Virtual Workshops? We held a trial event back in February 2010, with the intention of holding a whole lot more. But after our first event, we realized the technology just wasn’t up to speed, and we didn’t think that particular online venue was good enough to support the degree of interactivity we deliver at our in-person events. After much research and trial runs, we think we may have found just the technology we’ve been looking for… but we can’t be sure, until we give it a test run. That’s where YOU come in.
The Test Run
This Saturday, from 10 AM – 11:30 AM (Mountain Time), we’ll be hosting a free Whole30 Q&A for just 20 Whole9 readers. It’s a chance for us to test out the online venue live, and get feedback from participants. (And that’s why it’s free, kids… because quite honestly, we have no idea how this thing is gonna go.) It’s our hope that the technology is fast and clean enough for us to engage in a discussion in a way that feels as “natural” as possible, while eliminating some of the common distractions found in other online venues (like people talking over each other, or connections cutting in and out).
So here’s how this is going to work: We’ll be using our “test run” as an open-ended Whole30-related Q&A session, to help those of you currently on the Whole30 (or thinking about taking it on) maximize your results. If you’ve got a Whole30-related question, can participate for the full 90 minutes on Saturday, have broadband internet connection and a web cam and microphone, AND are willing to complete a short survey after the seminar is over, we’d like to hear from you. We’re only able to accommodate 20 people at these events, to make sure everyone gets their fair share of attention, which means space is seriously limited. We’ll be selecting folks based on your Whole30-related questions, so send your questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 7th at midnight. We’ll email you back by Friday at noon if you’ve been invited to participate. (Unfortunately, we can’t email everyone back, so if you don’t hear from us, thanks for your question and we hope we have the chance to interact with you soon.)
If things go well, we intend to use this platform to launch a series of one to two hour virtual workshops on a regular, go-forward basis. The workshops won’t be a consolidated Foundations event, as we really don’t feel we can communicate that particular message well enough in such a short time window. Instead, we’ll be focusing on specialty topics like vegetarianism, endurance nutrition, our Whole30 program and being a conscientious omnivore – all with a limited audience, to ensure everyone gets lots of personalized attention. So stay tuned to the site for our report, and thanks to all who will be participating in our first Whole30 Q&A test run.
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