The Big BoardPeople find out what's going on at the Big Board
(and, of course, the Big Map to the right of the Board, pinned to the
wall in the picture below).
The Big Board lives outside the registration room in the main dining hall. It shows where, when and what
workshops are actually taking place. Only major events like the
Saturday Night Concert (and meals) are scheduled in advance. For
everything else, the weekend takes shape starting on Friday as people
post workshops they will host or want (you can ask for something even if you don't host it).
of the best parts of the Squeeze-In are these workshops and organized
themed jams. They are never the same and we never know in advance
what they'll be. Instead, we put up this event grid board and people interested in leading (or even asking for) these
workships/jams put up a a Post-It note for whatever it they're doing or
would like to do in an open slot in the event grid. Simple...and
amazing: interesting things happen all of their
- if you want to host a jam or workshop, whatever, you must get to NESI
and reserve for it on the Big Board (or get someone who does come early
to do it for you). You can talk about it and plan it with others on si-talk, but until its Post-It is on the Board, you don't have a place and time for it
- Since there's no real event schedule printout, one way to
"grab a copy" of the scheduled events is just to shoot a picture of it
with your camera or cellphone
This was the Big Board for 2019, which was fun but is past and gone. Your year will be different.
Near the Big Board will be:
- a ratty little old dead red concertina; that's the submission box for the Haiku and Limerick competition!
- a poster sized map to the Chimney Corner grounds
There is also a copy of the map in your registration packet, another poster sized one in the registration room.
Click twice to enlarge
the map above. It'll take a while to load in full rez, then pan around to read the
individual Post-Its for all the workshops & jams
Past Years' Big Boards: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 !!! Remember, every year is different !!!