Today, my class of Humber College graduate PR students held and led our own class termed Future Camp. The idea behind the self-led class was to reinvoke the importance of strong social networks. And, what makes the network strong? Durability. A network that is maintained. Today, we organized how we're going to keep in touch with each other in the future so as to keep this meaningful network fluid and constant.
As we're planning, we maintain a live feed on Twitter with #futurecamp as the hash tag and within one afternoon, we trended in Canada in the top 20.
Some of the ideas we came up with were a USB time capsule. Who needs quaint cookie tins to bury in the ground to safeguard timely keepsakes, we've got USB now! It will take away from the tangible qualities of a time capsule but it is reflective of our time period, class content (social and digital media) and of where we are now technologically as students.
So far, these are our ideas to maintain our network:
- We'll maintain our network beginning with a regular, Why Not Wednedays # YnotW, a mid-week watering day and catch-up for us.
- A Facebook Page for us to maintain and update how awesomely successful we become.
- Open the time capsule in 5 years at a swanky party with US as the guests of honour. Venue to be determined.
In the meantime, peruse what some of the other Future Camp attendees had to say about the future.