Tag: madison_smoozefest

  • Madison: Some Smoozing, No Snoozing.

    At least, not much snoozing as participants have reported on local ‘blog OrangePolitics.org. I appreciate the time and effort Mark Chilton, Gene Pease, Fred Black and Dan Coleman put into real-time reviews. I hope some of our other “known” blog commenters (Anita, Linda, Aaron, Andrea, Diane ?) get in to the act. [UPDATE:] Anita and […]

  • Chancellor Moeser’s “Freelance dissenters”

    Freelance dissenters? What an odd turn of phrase, Chancellor Moeser. From today’s soon to evaporate HeraldSun, a story from the Madison smoozefest. Alan Fish, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s (UWM) associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management, describing UWM’s “Good Neighbor” policy: In many instances, the university now goes to residents to talk before it even […]

  • Madison Smoozefest: The Cost of Aaron Nelson’s Brickless Breakfast

    The Chapel Hill News (CHN) just posted Lisa Hoppenjans’ initial article on the Madison trip (Lisa is one of three reporters bird-dogging the event). Aaron Nelson once again weighs in on the importance of building personal relationships amongst the delegation: “There’s certainly room to improve the quality and tenor of communication when we are in […]

  • Madison Smoozefest: Aaron Nelson’s “Phone Call”

    Fred, one of the Madison attendees, over on OrangePolitics said he didn’t like my suggestion, given the organizer’s professed desire to “build relationships” – establish “synergies” amongst the group, that, for a few folks, there was a bit more to the Madison trip than simple learning or altruistic desire. Chamber of Commerce director and trip […]

  • Madison Smoozefest or Chapel Hill’s Sleazefest?

    Smoozefest or snoozefest, either way this weekend’s (Sept. 24th-26th [correction]) trip to Madison by our local “usual suspects” appears to be more about building relationships at home than abroad. Most of all, this trip is about building relationships. Not only will participants gain knowledge of what has worked and what has not worked in Madison, […]