With just over a week to go to the start of COT2017 it feels like a great time to let you know about an exciting new venture for this years conference. Several months ago a call was put out via RCOT networks, OTNews, #OTalk and various other networks for people interested in being part of a blog squad for the conference. We now have a brilliant group of pioneers signed up and raring to go.
For those of you unfamiliar with a blog squad the idea behind it is to provide an insider perspective of the conference experience and that is what we are hoping to do. Over the last few weeks members of the squad have been volunteering to write posts about specific sessions they are attending and different aspects of their conference experience. The aim is not to cover every single session, as that is impossible to do, but to give an insight into the things that have caught our attention.
So here’s the squad:
Between us we bring a fabulous mix of perspectives to what we will write about. The areas we work in comprise independent practice, NHS and academia. We have a wide variety of areas of interest and are at different stages of our careers. For some of us it is our first ever experience of being at conference, whilst others are reaching the dizzying heights of delivering the Casson Memorial Lecture.
The one thing that unites us all however is that we are adventurers. We are stepping into new territory and we don’t know exactly this will turn out.
We are all excited by the opportunity to explore how blogging can add to the conference experience not only for those who are there but also for those who are unable to make it. Over the coming days there will be occasional blogs posted here and then we will start posting live from the first day at conference. So we hope you will keep an eye out for the posts as they go live and embark upon this new adventure with us.
By Lynne Goodacre