I honestly have no idea what I was thinking a few months back when I agreed to speak at five conferences in two months. Today I finished my penultimate engagement, and I’m starting to feel relieved.
It was been an extraordinary honour to be able to address such a diverse set of audiences.
- From the Internet Marketing Conference here in Vancouver focusing on general online marketing techniques and tactics
- Organizing and promoting BarCampBankBC, which was a truly amazing, inspiring and rewarding experience
- Traveling to Indiana for the 2008 Partnership Symposium which was an event I had been looking forward to for almost a year and was a fantastic chance to see many of my favourite CU people from across North America
- And today I spoke here in Vancouver at the IABC Communicating Social Responsibility Conference where I got to address a room full of people dedicated to bringing integrity and values to their business models.
I have one last one to get to. Net.Finance East will take place October 28-29th in New York and will be focusing on banking innovations. I always enjoy Net.Finance conferences, as I learn so much and get to meet some amazing peers.
After Net.Finance East, I have nothing until January when I go back to New York for The Finance 2.0 Summit.
Next year, I need to be a whole lot more selective, I just can’t afford to be away from the office and my family this much.
It feels a little like the end of an era for me. I have learned a ton, met some amazing people, sparked some incredible dialogue and really found my place in the industry. If you’re reading this, it may well be because we met at one of these events. If so, shoot me a comment and say hello.
(photo credit by Brent Dixon)