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Personal SLA Highlights

There are some perqs to SLA leadership. In the past few days:
– I got to meet and shake hands and chat with Vint Cerf. OMG – he invented the Internet! (What’s he done lately? Invented a way to spread the interplanetary internet. Really!)
– I got to meet Charlie Rose. I am still deeply upset abut Tim Russert but I was heartened to meet another excellent and balanced and intelligent interviewer / newsie.
– I got to launch the SLA Innovation Lab, SLA 23 Things and SLA in Second Life. The teams are soooo WOW.
– My daughter is with me in Seattle and I had a nice Father’s Day. My son sent me a nice e-mail.
– We actually had machinima at the SLA opening. How awesome is that?!
– We debuted the 23 Things song. It was toe tapping funny! Thanks guys.
– We have hundreds of SLA’ers twittering at SLA and beyond. Amazingly fast take-up of ths experiement. The tag is #sla2008
– I got to open the Info-Expo with the cast of the Wizard of OZ! Toto too but I can tell you that Dorothy doesn’t stoop and scoop. We skipped down the yellow brick road to open the hall. Too funny.
– I got to give away a bunch of awards to some awesome people.
Today I am looking forward to David Snowden’s talk (He has been a highlight of the conference for every association I’ve been president of…!) He was a little delayed at Heathrow on his way from Singapore because Air Force 1 got in the way! I guess they’re upping security because I walked under AF1’s wing once with no incident. Then again I have to take my shoes off everywhere else in the airport!
It’s also the Canadian and International reception tonight. Whee.
It’s only been less than one day and it’s a great conference already!
Having fun and learning,
Stephen

Posted on: June 16, 2008, 10:27 am Category: Uncategorized