Hi Everyone, Posting on behalf of the 2018 Adelaide mini team (CCL/Heath/Ryan/Ralphy/Daryl). We're slow this year, some of us have been taking a break from Christmas Lights, others have just been busy. Anyway we're at the point where we need to make some decisions about the 2019 mini. A lot has changed over the past couple of years and there is now a lot of video content available that is very similar to the types of talks that have traditionally been presented at the Adelaide minis over the year. In a lot of cases the quality of the presentations is better than what we could realistically organise for you at the mini. Of course the downside is that you can't ask questions. We'd like to gauge what you would like out of a 2019 mini. We see good value in the social/1-1/collaboration side of the mini and wonder if perhaps we should try to focus more on that and less on lecturing to the room this year. The school venue is available to us if we wish to use it. The (current) mini organisers are less enthused about pulling together a full program of talks this year, so if that is what we wanted to do as a community we would need others to step up and help organise that. One suggestion is that for 2019 we could have a 1 day BBQ/social day/discussion sort of event at a members house see how that goes. Anyway please do reply to this thread and tell us what you want to get out of a 2019 mini and what sort of format/event might suit you?