It’s now over a week from EDUCAUSE and I’ve been thinking a lot about its impact on me and how things went. Here’s a few random logistical, personal, and professional thoughts:
Again, I woke up at 4:00 or so on Wednesday, despite being out a bit later the night before. I understand waking up early when EDUCAUSE is in Denver or Anaheim or Seattle, but it seems wrong on the East Coast. I guess I just don’t sleep well in hotels. I did kind of get back to sleep a little bit and got out of bed at 6 to shower and get ready for my first meeting, a 7:00am appointment to be part of a focus group.
I had an uneventful flight into Orlando, despite waking up before 4am. I got my hotel shuttle, was able to check into my room early, and took a nap. I then got to the convention center around 1:30pm, got my registration badge, and hung out waiting to see anyone I might know. Sure enough, I found some people and we grabbed a quick lunch at the buffet at the Rosen Center hotel. Continue reading EDUCAUSE Day 0/1
I’m just over 36 hours away at this point from being picked up entirely too early by a car service to head to Newark Airport to fly to Orlando, Florida for the EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference. This will be my 9th EDUCAUSE Annual by my count, and this one is different because it’s my first as a member of the EDUCAUSE 2015 Program Committee. That means we get to have a meeting with our committee and the 2014 Committee, where they share their wisdom and give us advice for our next year. There’s a lot to do for next year and it will be great to get started. Continue reading Preparing for EDUCAUSE