I would like to kick off a discussion about how we manage local CLS events. Over the years we have seen a few different local versions of CLS happening, and I would like to accomplish two specific things:
- Provide a clearer way of differentiating between the “main” CLS in Portland each year and the local events.
- Better promote the local events and encourage more of them.
For (1) I would like to call the local events “CLS Local” (e.g. CLS Local: Europe or CLS Local: New York) - I think this will make it clear that the events are localized versions that share the same formula of CLS. I would also like to provide some guidelines about what are the core ingredients of a CLS Local event (e.g. consistent branding, unconference format, free to attend), but still leave plenty of room for events to try new things.
For (2) I would like to create http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/local that will list these events, provide support for the events on this forum, and more consistently promote them.