Because we have an excellent program lined up for this first conference on mindful lawyers, we want anyone interested to be able to "attend." We hope to see many more people learning from, and participating in, the sessions than those who are physically in the room. Because of technology, that can happen in a couple of ways.
First, we are inviting attendees to Tweet about the sessions using the hashtag #mlc10. That way anyone on Twitter will be able to watch what attendees are reporting, and make their own comments, too. If you are not yet on Twitter, this might be a good reason to join. It's free.
I am also asking attendees who are bloggers to post about the sessions, either during them or soon after. Perhaps before retiring each night of the event. (Let me know if you will be blogging and I will add your link below.)
Note (added later): Someone said that Facebook would be another good place to post about the conference.
The registration numbers have shown sharp, widespread interest in this topic. The conference is full and many people have been turned away due to the size of the plenary room in Berkeley.
That's why we are looking to Twitter and the blogosphere to expand the number of those who can benefit. I hope many of you take advantage of the wonders of technology and "join" us in furthering mindfulness in the legal profession.
Missed the prior posts about this event? The Mindful Lawyer: Practices & Prospects for Law School, Bench, and Bar is being held October 29-31, 2010, at Berkeley Law (formerly Boalt Hall).
Note: The term for people participating on Twitter as the sessions are happening is backchannel. From Wikipedia:
Twitter is also widely used today by audiences to create backchannels at technology conferences. [This definition is a bit behind the times since backchannels are now being used in all kinds of conferences.] When audience members add an event hashtag to their tweets (for example, #w2e was the hashtag used for the Web 2.0 Expo New York in 2009), anyone can run a Twitter search to review all the backchannel tweets related to that event.
Bloggers who will be posting about the conference: