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Aug 16

FHDU 2022 Community

An exclusive Facebook community for all in-person and virtual attendees


"The Facebook groups [discussion hubs] were awesome"  — Thistle Anderson, FHDU 2021

These were a real hit at FHDU 2021. Hundreds of questions and comments were posted and answered by speakers and others with expertise, unconstrained by a 5-10 minute Q&A at the end of a live presentation. It is also open to virtual attendees, not just those attending in-person.

Features of the FHDU 2022 Community
  • Open to all who book for FHDU 2022 - In-person, Virtual Plus or Virtual Basic
  • Most speakers will participate during the 4-day conference and some may before and/or after for a bit
  • A single hub (Facebook group) for all tracks
  • No limit to the number of questions you can ask - unlike a brief Q&A at the end of a presentation
  • Anyone with expertise can answer questions - speakers, sponsors or attendees
  • The ideal place for you to give feedback to speakers on their presentations

What virtual attendees said about FHDU 2021

A small sample of hundreds of comments

"This is one of the best virtual conferences I have participated in. I especially like being able to participate “live” [i.e. the discussion hubs]. It makes it so much more realistic. Well done team!" — Thistle Anderson


"Yes, I ditto Thistle’s comment - this is a great additional feature to a seminar. Thank you to the FHDU team." — Bobbie Edes


"So far this has been fabulous. Excellent presentations and the program has been put together very well. Having this FB option [the discussion hubs] is great for comments, questions and connecting more generally ... Thank you to everyone involved in putting this together for us." — AnnPeut


"It’s fabulous and the work behind the scenes is prodigious". — Michelle Wilson


"I’ve been watching the Methodology series. Getting a bit overwhelmed with all the new and exciting information and ideas. I need to live another 50 years to put it all into practice. One step at a time, I guess." — Ross Hansen


"Thank you just does not seem enough for all the inspiration and pleasure you have brought this past week.Bravo, congrats, kudos and hugs. AWESOME JOB." — Jenny Thomson


"Dear Reader, It is done.
All my 55+ chosen talks have been watched, copious notes taken, websites bookmarked, handouts saved for future reference and SO MUCH learned.  
Heartfelt thanks to Alan Phillips and family and the amazingly generous and learned presenters.  You did it.
From ice age to sewerage, Tithes to tattoos, GPS to GPS!
A more comprehensive suite of materials and topics could not be imagined!
If there is ever an opportunity to meet in person for another FHDU, which I hope for, I would still be hopeful that all seminars could be  viewed at our leisure in the months following, as this has allowed us to properly digest all that has been imparted by our speakers.  
Now, back to the Tree!!!" - Anna Pegler Graves (Facebook group post)


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