Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ASAE Technology Conference 2009

The ASAE Technology Conference was in DC the last two days. I had the chance to run into a bunch of good friends and learn about some new technologies and websites that are out there. Here are a few resources that I found that I wanted to share out there:

A wealth of resources from the gals at SocialFish, especially Twitter tools

Good legal presentation for social media

Some quick wins to help your website

Some thoughts on the conference itself:
ASAE, please give presenters wireless mics. It is worth the extra cost.
Love the free wireless in the session rooms. Just wish it was upstairs too, but know you can't really do that.
Overall a great conference. I am happy I had the chance to present and hope that the folks who attended my session enjoyed it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Presentations This Week

The next few days are crazy for me as this weekend is the Virginia Youth Soccer Association workshop being hosted here in Arlington. Then Tuesday and Wednesday is the ASAE Tech Conference. I will be presenting at both conferences.

Saturday I am talking about Web 2.0 Tools for Youth Soccer Organizations.

Wednesday I am presenting with my former InfoComm co-worker about Social Media - How One Association Went From Nothing to Something.

If you are at either conference, please stop by.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A look back, a look forward

My first post of 2009 - w00t!

Looking back, 2008 was a major year of change for me. In April, I welcomed my beautiful daughter Madeline Louise into the world. Then, in October, I started my first ED job with the Arlington Soccer Association. Needless to say, those two events have really driven my life this year. I think I can honestly say that right now I am the luckiest guy I know. A great family and a job that I was built for.

2009 looks to be just as exciting as I watch my little girl grow by the second and as I start to get the ASA where I know it can go. I am not one for New Year's Resolutions (as I never keep them), but there are a few things I know I need to work on. This blog is one of them. I dropped off a great deal once I got the new gig. Things were crazy and I just didn't get it done. I need to get back on track to win one of Ben's awards for 2009.

So, I give you permission to kick me in the butt if I go back to slacking. I would also like some help with some topics for my posts. My frame of reference has changed a great deal. I am not working for a big, international association in membership anymore. I am ED of a small, local association working from home. So what do you want to hear about?

I hope you all have a great 2009 and I look forward to our conversations.