16NTC Agenda

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Agenda for Eli and the NetSquared Ambassadors at 16NTC.

Friday, March 18

  • 10:30 AM: Eli arrives at SFO
  • 12:30 PM: Eli arrives at TechSoup offices

Saturday, March 19

We now have access to the San Jose house
Ambassadors start to arrive (depending on flights – if you can arrive Sunday morning that’s even better)

Sunday, March 20

Ambassadors continue to arrive; recovery day for those with long travel

  • 1:00 PM: Eli to check into house
  • 3:00 PM-ish: Birgit lands at 1:40pm in SFO and I will hitch a ride with the SuperShuttle
  • 6:00 PM: group dinner?
  • 10:00 PM: Roshani arrives
  • Late: Paul arrives

Monday, March 21

Ambassadors hold meetings in San Francisco at TechSoup offices
Transportation to and from San Francisco courtesy of Rosette Nguyen

Room: We’ve booked the boardroom 8-12, 1-3, and 4-5. It’s in use 12-1 and 3-4.

  • 8:30 AM: Depart for San Francisco, arrive at 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM: Group introductions (try to Hangout this)
  • 11:00 AM:
  • 12:00 PM: “Be in the Know” meet and greet with TechSoup staff (Lounge)
  • 1:30 PM: Karen Borchgrevink of LA Tech4Good arrives at TS office, Paul heads out for the afternoon
  • 3:00 PM: Chris Worman: How NetSquared fits into TechSoup’s mission (try to Hangout this)
  • 5:00 PM: Wrap
  • 7:00 PM: Dinner with Rosette Nguyen of TechSoup. 1259 Torres Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035

Tuesday, March 22

Ambassadors hold meetings in San Jose house

  • 9:00 AM: Meetings begin open up on Skype and invite in Ednah.
  • 2:00 PM: Meetings end
  • 2:00 PM: Birgit checks out of house and transfer to hotel with Cindy Leonard
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM: San Jose Walking Tour with Beth Kanter
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM: TechSoup setup in conference hall
  • 5:00 – 6:30 PM: NTC speaker reception, San Jose Ballroom @ the Marriott connected to the San Jose Convention Center
  • 6:00 PM: NTC Beer social

Wednesday, March 23

First day of NTC conference. See this blog post for all TechSoup-related programming.

  • 10:00 AM: Eli to talk with Tad at the Microsoft booth about social media promo for sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM: 501 Tech Club/ NetSquared Birds of a Feather
  • 1:30-2:00 PM: Eli to present at Microsoft booth
  • 6:00 PM: TechSoup BBQ. 111 West Reed Street. (4 blocks from the Convention center – a 7 minute walk)
    • We’ll have drinks, grilled veges and meat, salad, garlic bread, fruits and ice cream
  • 7:00 PM: OC Tribe Meetup organized by TechSoup’s Susan Tenby; Adobe Offices

Thursday, March 24

Second day of NTC conference

  • 10:00 AM: Organizer group photo (for those groups affiliated with NTEN) – Bethany organizing
  • 10:30 – Noon: Bridging the Divide: Online and Offline Community Managers, salon V with Birgit Pauli-Haack
  • 12:00 PM: NTCcanucks Birds of a Feather
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM: Eli to meet with Wesley at Adobe booth
  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM: Eli to present at Microsoft booth using Show and Tell format
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM: Organizer Happy Hour, Original Gravity Public House, 66 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Friday, March 25

Third day of NTC conference

  • 12:00 PM: YNPN Birds of a Feather

Saturday, March 26

Organizer Day, Marriott hotel, Willow Glen room

  • 9:00 AM: coffee, snacks and introductions. Invite in external participation via Twitter and Periscope. Hashtag #16NTCorganizer
  • 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Short workshops including event formats and case studies, marketing and promotion and case studies, co-organizers and community building
  • 12:00 PM: Wrap
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (optional): Group lunch for those who can stay later

Once the Organizer Day is complete Ambassadors can now depart

Sunday, March 27

Depart group house (for those who couldn’t get a flight Saturday afternoon). Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Eli intends to leave the house on Saturday – so I’ll lave it to Roshani and Paul to manage closing up the house. Eli to confirm with VRBO owner.

  • Roshani departs for San Francisco
  • Paul departs for San Francisco (afternoon flight)


  • Sunday – arrives in SFO, and stays in SFO
  • Monday – joins us for the travel to San Jose