In an earlier post, I proposed that the upcoming AmericaSpeaks Town Meeting on the federal debt in Dallas on June 26 was a chance to facilitate a part of history. I can now report that it will be even easier to participate than I earlier reported. Some of you have expressed an interest, but the mandatory on-site training in Dallas on Friday afternoon before our big Saturday event was almost a deal breaker.
Well, good news!
We have the good fortune of living in just the right time zone which means that Dallas facilitators can get their dose of on-site training on June 26, the day of the event at 8:30 a.m.! Of course, that makes for a very early wake-up call for the Austinites who volunteer, but if you leave comments here looking for shared ride opportunities, you can alternate driving and sleeping on the way.
Here is a complete list of the training times. There are three sessions and each session has a couple of options to make it easy on your schedule. All session are conducted via telephone and all times below are in CENTRAL.
Session 1: Telephone (Choose ONE of the following)
- Sun, June 13, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
- Mon, June 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
- Tue, June 15, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
Session 2: Telephone (Choose ONE of the following)
- Sun, June 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
- Mon, June 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
- Tue, June 22, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
Session 3 Conducted on-site at the Dallas Convention Center (Choose ONE of the following)
- Fri, June 25, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR
- Sat, June 26, 8:30 a.m.
I’m still working on securing host housing in Dallas if you’re interested in coming in on Friday. It will make for a much more relaxing experience, but I wanted you to know that there are options for the early birds.
If you want to be a facilitator, you must apply here.
Participants can register here.
BTW, check out the Facebook event page for more info and tidbits related to the Dallas experience (again, you can register on the Facebook page, but this is NOT the same as registering for the event! To make life even more confusing, we have a Dallas newsletter. Sign up for our Dallas Newsletter updates.