I’m flying out Sunday morning on my usual direct flight from Orlando to Seattle. I like getting there a day early so I can have a “slow day” and start to sync to local time and it gives me a good buffer in case the flight is delayed or cancelled. Sunday will be lunch, an […]Read more "PASS Summit 2015 Plans"
Going to be in Seattle on Monday night (Oct 26th) and want to see old friends and make some new ones? Here’s the registration link for our networking dinner/party. The location should be settled sometime in the next few days. Turns out Monday night is football night in Seattle and we’ve had to look at […]Read more "An Evening of Networking at the 2015 PASS Summit on October 26, 2015 (Monday)"
I’m spending some time this week and the next few weeks thinking about what I want to talk about next year. 2014 was about learning plans and I will continue using that presentation in 2015, but my focus this year is to pick a topic that will work well for chapters/user groups. That really speaks […]Read more "Deciding On a Presentation Topic for 2015"
Looking for a reason to show up at the 2015 PASS Summit on Monday, or just want something fun to do on Monday night? Steve Jones and I are organizing the sixth annual networking dinner on Monday night, October 26, 2015. It’s a low key event. Show up and we’ll get you seated with some […]Read more "Super Early Bird Registration for the Networking Dinner at the 2015 PASS Summit"
I missed the Summit this year, but tried to follow along remotely via Twitter, PASSTV, and the blog posts I could find (look for a summary of those on Monday via PASSWatch). As someone who had attended every year since 2002 it was interesting. I know the Seattle Convention Center, I know what it feels […]Read more "Thoughts on the 2014 PASS Summit From A Non-Attendee"
Due to a minor health issue I’ve decided to – for once – be conservative and cancel the trip this year. I’ve attended every year since 2002 and it feels strange to not go. I’m sure you’ll understand it’s the people I’ll miss far more than the presentations. My friend Kevin Kline will be filling […]Read more "I Won’t Be At the PASS Summit This Year"
We’ve got a good handful of events listed for After Hours so far, but couldn’t we have more? A couple thousand attend, a few hundred will be at these events, so there are plenty more opportunities. There’s nothing wrong with exploring Seattle, dinner with new friends, or whatever else, but it’s nice to have some […]Read more "Let’s Create More After Hours Events at the Summit"
Finally the email we’d all been waiting for arrived yesterday, the results of session selection for the 2014 PASS Summit. Good news for me, one session of mine was accepted, so I’ll be presenting “Turbocharge Your Career With A Learning Plan” this year. It’s a good topic and one I’m excited about. I’ve been presenting […]Read more "Speaking at the 2014 PASS Summit"
Last week I got the news that none of the four sessions I submitted for this year were accepted. Disappointing for sure, but not cause for despair. Because I’ve been lucky enough to have been accepted to speak many times in the past I don’t get too stressed out about it, I know that there […]Read more "I’m Not Presenting at PASS Summit 2013"