Breakout groups and volunteers to take notes

Sally Hinchcliffe S.Hinchcliffe at KEW.ORG
Tue Jan 24 12:51:31 CET 2006

I agree
I'm torn already between the names and the specimens because although
I am going with my IPNI hat on (hence names) I will also be thinking
about it from the point of view of Kew's own specimen collections...

> Hi Ricardo
> I hope there aren't too many breakout groups. If so it might be easier
> to get consensus in a smaller breakout but then we might have problems
> getting consensus between the groups....just a thought.
> Jessie
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project [mailto:TDWG-
> > GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On Behalf Of Ricardo Scachetti Pereira
> > Sent: 24 January 2006 12:01
> > Subject: Breakout groups and volunteers to take notes
> >
> >     Dear GUID-1 Workshop Participants,
> >
> >     On the 2nd day of our workshop, we are planning on having two
> > breakout groups to discuss in parallel the specific needs of different
> > data domains regarding GUIDs. So far we have two breakout groups
> planned:
> >
> > - Taxonomic Names and Concepts, to be convened by Jessie Kennedy
> (thanks
> > Jessie for kindly accepting our invitation!), and
> > - Specimen and Collection Data, to be convened by me.
> >
> >     So I have some requests regarding the breakout groups:
> >
> > 1) Please choose the group you would like to participate based on your
> > work and affinity. I will make a headcount (probably via a show of
> > hands) on the first day of the workshop so we can allocate the
> > appropriate room for each group.
> >
> > 2) We need volunteers to take notes about our discussions and the
> > decisions we make during the breakout and the main sessions. We need
> at
> > least one volunteer for each breakout session and one or more to take
> > notes during the main sessions. We need to know who the volunteers
> will
> > be before the meeting.
> >
> > 3) If you feel that we should have additional breakout groups to
> discuss
> > specific needs of other data domains (ecological, observation, and
> > genomic data, for example), please let me know as soon as possible, so
> > we can discuss the possibility and make the appropriate arrangements
> > (recruit a convener, a secretary, and participants, allocate a room,
> etc).
> >
> >     Thank you very much for your help.
> >
> >     Best regards,
> >
> > Ricardo
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