Fusion 2006
Preparation and Directions

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Preparation and Directions

This page contains tips for Fusion Preparations and Travel Preparations.

Important Fusion Guidelines

1. Submit your profile by Sunday, March 26th, or as early as you can, to ivetabrigis(at)accelerating.org.
Be sure to update it every time you attend. We'll get copies out to all your group members ASAP.

2. Read the profiles of all your group members before arriving in Joshua Tree.
Spend at least 20 minutes per person writing out brief questions to ask them (elaboration, clarifications) and any other notes (advice, compliments, constructive critiques) that come to mind as you read each profile. You might even do a little online research to write down URLs, books, ideas that come to mind for helping that person.
: Print out a hard copy of your feedback to give to your Fusionmate. Doing this advance "homework" will give you a deeper sense of the interests and background of your group before we meet.

3. Share your personal passions.
Bring a few favorite gadgets, books, CDs, articles, or web printouts to show and tell. S
ome Fusioners even loan and mail stuff back to each other after the event.
Optional: Make copies of anything you'd like to give to all your group members.

4. Reread profiles during the Fusion weekend before Fusion II on Saturday night.
Go over any notes you may have taken during Fusion I. Write up brief Meta responses for each Fusionmate. Do you agree or disagree with others' verbal comments? See more issues to explore? Jot down at least three suggested action items for that person. They may be related to priorities you hear that person proclaiming, or things you think the person may be overlooking. They don't have to be the "most important," just three useful action items, from your perspective. Share those verbally or in written form with each member during Fusion II.

5. Write down your goals.
Near the end of Fusion II you'll be asked to brainstorm some of your top upcoming goals in front of the group. Afterward, review what was said and put together your own brief written Goals sheet. Think about ways to make your goals: 1) concrete (clear and measurable objectives), 2) manageable (ie, broken into bite-sized pieces), 3) prioritized, (e.g., which are most important), and how to make yourself accountable to completing the important ones. If you are willing to discuss your successes and challenges over the last year, this will bring insight to all of these areas..

6. Share your goals at Fusion III on Sunday morning.
6. Share your Goals sheet (3-10 top priorities) for the coming year with the group. Keep your Goals sheet and all your discussion notes, and bring them to next year's Fusion!

Travel Preparations

1. RSVP to Iveta by email.

2. Send your $95 check made out to ASF to ASF, 216 Mountain View Ave, Mountain View CA 94041.

3 . Figure out your transportation to Joshua Tree. Road trip with friends? Find or post a rideshare on our wiki. Print directions to 80951 Witt Road, Twenty Nine Palms, California 92277.

4. Fill out your profile (or update your old one) and email it to ivetabrigis(at)accelerating.org by Sunday March 26th or you will be bugged incessantly until you do so.

5. Write 20 minutes of Feedback notes on each of your group member's profiles before the retreat. List and bring any Passions to share.

6. Print this page and the schedule and bring it to remind you of the rough format of our retreat (we'll probably make modifications along the way).

7. Print directions to Joshua Tree.

8 . Pack your bags, remember the average temperature in Joshua Tree in April is in the 80s during the day and 50s at night.

Cash/checkbook for rental fee
Pens and paper for fusioning
Hiking clothes including a jacket, windbreaker, hat, hiking shoes, walking stick
Water bottle
Bathing suit
Towel (the houses also have towels, but it's always a good idea to bring one for the hot tub)
Regular clothes for hanging out
Hat and mittens for late night walks and stargazing
Friday night American Indian/Mexican Pot Luck Dinner contribution
Food (there is also a supermarket 10 minutes away) - all houses have full kitchens and kitchen appliances
Munchies, drinks, and lunch stuff for the trail
Books, CDs, passions to share
Musical instruments

9. Come and enjoy yourself!