#OTalk Extra Special Volunteer Crew and a look forward to 2016

Did you know that #OTalk is heading towards its 4th birthday?

Yes, you heard right, on the 25th October we will be 4. We’ve made it through the sleepless nights and the terrible twos and threes (not that anything about this fab community is terrible really – it’s just a metaphor that #OTalk is our little baby).

The original #OTalk crew is unsurprisingly a bit frazzled so, we have called in some favours from our wonderful community and have a few extra special volunteers who have agreed to do some chat hosting for the rest of the year.

What this means for the community is that the weekly chats will continue as scheduled (there will be no chats on 22nd or 29th December for our annual Christmas break).

Most of them though will be hosted or supported by one of these four lovely people who are all experienced chatters and hosts.

Rachel Booth @OT_rach
David Davies @Dai2584
Nichola Duffy @Nnikki_Duffy
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison

The team may pop into the chats but we also might not. If we do, we’ll be there to take part – we might even lurk.

Instead we will be using the time to finish writing up our research article and other publications, do some behind the scenes scheming about the future running of the chats (and finally get the website pages up together) and just have a few weeks off too for some rest and relaxation.

We are all hoping to join in with the Welcome to OT chat on 20th October and we would love for as many of our community to be there to welcome new OTs to the profession. Do spread the word, especially to universities.

The 2016 chats will kick off on 5th January 2016 with us sharing our hopes and aspirations for the year. Keep an eye out on the blog for details of how you can get involved in hosting chats in 2016.

Kirsty, Gillian, Helen and Clarissa and of course Kelly would like to extend a huge thanks to our new crew members for their support and to the community who we know will keep up the good chatting.

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