Once you decide on a book, you can either continue with your whole committee or break into a smaller sub-group. You will need to decide what type of program will support your goals within your program budget. If your goal is to weave the theme throughout the school year, your planning will be different than if you plan a culminating day. Either way, you will have any number of moving parts to worry about. It helps to reconvene as a whole committee to discuss possible options if a sub-group is planning the event(s). Tap into resources you already have at your school; perhaps you have a committee at the school who is in charge of speakers? Alumni are an invaluable source for panel discussions, so consider recruiting the Alumni Office to help. There are too many programming possibilities to list, but do consider your community, your mission, and your school culture. And definitely think outside the box. This year, we decided to have Andrew Forsthoefel, the author of our 2017 ASR, Walking to Listen, come in May to roll out the book. Our students were thrilled with him and the opportunity to spend time with him after his talk. Now, when they read the book, they already have a connection. He will return in the fall for two days and our students are looking forward to working with him again. It is hard to imagine our students getting this excited if the committee announced the book in place of the author.