Email for Brainstorming Session

Afte thinking through different options, we decided to host the event at Ada’s Technical Bookstore. They agreed to make our event private for the duration, and that was the only issue I had with the space. They will also allow me to come in early and set up without paying an additional fee.

As the event is in less than a week, I sent out a reminder email yesterday that provides the group the location and things to do to prepare.

Here’s what I wrote:

“The Feminist Gap Finding Brainstorming Session is next week!
Our event will be held from

Ada’s Technical Books
425 15th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98112
Lunch is provided, here’s the menu. We will order when we arrive. We’ll have coffee, tea, water, and a selection of snacks. The cafe also sells pastries and drinks, which you are welcome to purchase.

1. Please have set up a Wikipedia user account prior to our workshop.

2. Browse a few Wikipedia pages that are related to your areas of expertise, click on the “talk” page to see the histories of how decisions have been made by editors about the page. Bookmark pages that you would like to return to.
3. Bring a stack (or hard-drive) full of your favorite articles, pdfs, anthologies related to your area(s) of expertise in the broad field of feminism & technology.
4. Bring a laptop, pen, paper.
5. Bring your Letter of Engagement signed if you have not already sent it.
Looking forward to this! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.”
I then sent individual reminder emails to the participant experts who had not yet gotten back to me about their Letters of Engagement to encourage confirmation.

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