This was supposed to be posted in real time, but I sent it to the wrong address. 🙁
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the great discussion!
At this year’s National Technology Conference offers even less internet connectivity than past years. Although I was able to use wifi in the common area, today it is password-protected! In the hotel rooms we are asked to pay $16/day for a wired connection.
I’m told that presenters will get a pass word for their session, which especially sucks for people in the last session on the last day. But it also sucks for me in the first session because I am on in about 90 minutes and I need the Internet to prepare for and to do my session.
O, the irony of N-TEN’s promotion of the 06NTC tag for aggregating conference content. How the hell are we supposed to publish any content?
I need some coffee.
Next stop on my March Madness World Tour: Seattle and N-TEN’s 2006 National Technology Conference.
During the same time slot, we are up against a “speed geek” session on Online Advocacy Tools and it appears that the program (at least online) does not list the people behind each session, so please spread the word!
Here’s a rough description:
Continue reading “See you in Seattle”
Lest you think that the end of my job at Planned Parenthood meant the end of my globetrotting… I have got my own personal world tour coming up in March. I will be out of town on 3 different trips for a total of 15 days.
Oh, and by the way this meeting will be in Montevideo, URUGUAY! It will be a short but amazing trip for me. I have been across the U.S. and I have been to Europe, but this will be my first time in South America, the developing world, or the southern hemisphere of this large planet. I can’t wait to practice my Spanglish, and that’s just the beginning of this short (3 days there, 1.5 days in transit) adventure.
You can learn more about my trip from looking at my ‘montevideo’ bookmarks.
Plus I get to visit the Texan branch of my family!
Meanwhile there is a small matter of basketball going on! UNC women are now #1 in the nation, and Ivory Latta can taste the NCAA championship. The men are #2 in the ACC and we’re getting better with every game recently, so I think we could be a contender for that title and should make a strong showing in the NCAA as well. Wish me luck in getting to see any of it. 😉
Woo, circuit riders hit the big time! The long-standing The Dirk Award (named after the fabulous Dirk Slater) now has it’s own website and is taking nominations.
Who’s your favorite circuit rider?
So Ed Batista blogged the same session that I did below. Compare and contrast. It’s sort of funny since a year ago I was being a big thorn in his side about not encouraging blogging and distributed input at this conference.
David Geilhufe asks the perpetual question, “So why is NTEN hellbent on making NTC a tradeshow rather than a national Nonprofit Technology Conference?” Continue reading “Changes”
I had an interesting conversation with someone here who said that her boss wanted to strangle Esther Dyson after her talk today. ED had talked about how it’s at least as important for nonprofits to get more efficient, not just to innovate and do new things all the time. She pretty directly said that nonprofits were inefficient and failing to measure and evaluate our work.
Continue reading “Processing Esther”
Discussion: what other cool things are out there and how we can use tools like these in our work…
Continue reading “Ami & Katrin, part 2”