With our seminar never really looming, it took us until a week before our seminar date to make any decisions aside from which guests and who would contact them.
Prior to our meeting before the International seminar, Jasmine and I had a minor freak-out because guests had not been confirmed and we had no other concrete plans. During that freak-out, Jasmine unofficially put me in charge of social media and catering, as we thought those roles would need to be attended to soonest.
As such, I began forming the types of posts I had intended on putting onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I also had a lengthy discussion about these posts with our seminar social media whiz, to make sure I was heading in the right direction. I posted a general introduction status yesterday, and I intend to introduce the guests in the same manner over the next four days.
Jasmine unofficially dubbing me head of catering was based on her desire for me to make chocolate rum balls, which I was happy to make. So before the meeting, I had done the math to figure out how much money I would need from each group member to make this happen. I also went to the cafe that was used by two other groups to get a quote for catering. However, after our meeting, the catering and snacks had been taken in a separate direction, and I probably won’t be working on the food aspect anymore.
I have now also volunteered myself as part of the staging crew. We’ve had a look around the RMITV props, and also organised to use the stage in Building 94 next Friday. Currently, we are still deciding what props to use and if we should make or buy anything to decorate the room with.