Mysterium 2008 attendees, check your inboxes. The 2008 wrap-up survey has (finally) been released. If you attended Mysterium 2008 and did not receive an invitation to take the wrap-up survey, please contact web [at] mysterium [dot] net.
We haven’t forgotten about you guys, we promise! We’re putting the finishing touches on the survey and will have it out to you sometime this week, so keep your inboxes open. There will be another post here on the site once the survey has been sent out so that you know when to start checking your spam folder ;).
As 2009 approaches, we are looking to you, the community, to give us input on Mysterium to help guide our planning efforts. To that end, we have posted a new survey to gather feedback. This survey will be open until November 16th. If you are interested in attending Mysterium next year, please take a few minutes and fill it out.
We are interested in your preferences for the date of Mysterium, ranked from most-preferable, to least-preferable. The results will then be scaled; to give the most-preferable votes more weight and the least-preferable the least weight. This will allow a more accurate picture of which weekend people prefer, and it will allow us to easily determine a second choice. Please be aware that the Mysterium Committee will do its best to schedule Mysterium for the most-preferred date, but that other factors such as cost and hotel availability may require us to alter our decision, in which case we will target the next most-preferred date.
Building on the success of Mysterium 2008, we are also seeking input on what you would like to see from Mysterium in the future. Keep in mind that not everything in this survey may be on the schedule for 2009, but knowing what direction you would like to take this convention will help us fine-tune our planning process and increase our focus.
To participate in this survey, please click here or visit the Polls page. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.
So, it’s November now, and I realize we’ve been pretty quiet despite the promises that we’d be far more on-the-ball with planning than things have been in past years. Well, we’re working hard to make up lost time now, and are busy planning Mysterium 2009. We expect to have a couple of polls out within the week that you can participate in to drive the planning process for next year. The first poll will be going out to everyone who registered for Mysterium 2008 in Boston, to get one last feedback push from them on how we did. The second poll will be open to everyone, and will be soliciting feedback on what you as a community would like to see in 2009.
Stay tuned, this is just the beginning!
So we kind of dropped the ball on getting this really announced ahead of time, and for that we apologize, but we’ve been working on a way to share each others photos and experiences in this wild and wacky web 2.0 worlds we live in. For those who prefer to thoroughly document their experiences using the written word, you can sign up for a blog at my.mysterium.net, or even syndicate your existing blog’s RSS feed. Get in touch with Odo or Alahmnat if you need assistance getting yourself established there.
We also have a Mysterium 2008 group on Flickr for the shutterbugs among us. The address for the group is http://www.flickr.com/groups/Mysterium2008. If you’re unfamiliar with how to contribute photos to a group on Flickr, check out this question in the Flickr FAQ.