Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thoughts from ASAE Annual in San Diego

I was bad. I didn't blog one post from San Diego. I am going to recap San Diego in two posts, one on the serious stuff and one on the fun stuff. This will be the serious one. I think I can break it into three lists: the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good:
- San Diego is a great city. Everything was easy to get to and fairly easy to find.
- There was plenty to do. If you were bored, it was your own fault.
- Most of the A Listers were in attendance. You know who you are. You're kind of a big deal.
- Plenty of sessions on Social Media, including a social media lab.
- Environmentally friendly badge holders.
- Free Wifi in the convention hall.
- The number of ideas I now have to sort through.

The Bad:
- Speakers were still tethered to mixers by long cables on their microphones.
- Too many receptions on Sunday night. It's ok to let people have something the same night as the Food and Wine Classic.
- Too much cheese with singing and dancing routines before general sessions.
- It's a shame the Blue Ocean Strategy session ran late and she didn't get to go through the whole thing. But she also needed to tailor it more to her audience.
- "Green" badge holders broke easily.

The Ugly:
- Me trying to hang with the youngin's.
- Taking the red-eye back on Tuesday night.
- Having to wait a year to do it again.

1 comment:

KiKi L'Italien said...

Ha! You were doing a great job "keeping up" I'd say, as evidenced by your raucous dancing, er, "networking" at the Whiskey Girl!