I posted a couple of weeks ago about the World Down Syndrome Congress happening in Dublin between August 20th and 22nd. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind since then, and I want to help. I’d like people’s opinions as to my first-draft plan.
The basic idea is that through the wonderful medium of blogging, I set up a site where people can offer a room to people who are visiting for the duration of the conference. I’m in very early discussion with the Congress organisers, and the rudimentary plan is that we compile a list of people who can and will, and marry it with a list of those who need. The blog would only be a harvesting site, so to speak, and not ultimately fix visitors up with hosts. Privacy absolute etc etc.
Anyway, I haven’t organised anything like this before, and I’d be keen for input from my trusted blogger friends. In due course I’ll probably come a’ begging for you all to outreach the proposal on your own blogs too. Obviously the locals are the ones most likely to spread the word to possible donors, but you far-flung folks aren’t exactly uninvolved. You might end up shacking up with us!