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These are the Conferences I’ll Be Hitting This Winter: Will I See You There?

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I don’t normally do this, but with much of my 2014 travel already planned, I wanted to let you know where I’ll be so that I can be sure I bump into you if you’re there as well.

Right now, it looks like I’ll be in four places:

Destination Summit
May 13-15, 2014 – Denver, CO
http://www.destination-summit.com/
If you are looking for a conference to go to, I’d love to see you at Destination Summit in Denver. Last year was awesome and I’ve told a few people that it was the best conference I’ve ever been to. I think this year will be even better.

I’m not sure if I’ll be doing any sort of session again, but I’ll let you know when I find out on that side. Either way, you should come.

The Assembly
Jan 31, 2014 – Denver, CO
Ralf and the Destimetrics crew are putting on The Assembly again in January. Last year’s was a really interesting event and I’m very much looking forward to round two, especially with some of the improvements that Ralf shared during a recent conversation.

It’s just a one-day event, so I should be there, especially with it only being a couple hours away in Denver.

NASJA
March 23-28, 2014 – Killington, VT
http://www.nasja.org/MeetingSchedule.htm
Somewhere between starting SlopeFillers and now people started occasionally referring to me as a journalist. When I was invited to come to NASJA this year, I realized it would be a good chance to talk to a group that, like me, seems to be struggling with its identity a bit.

I think I’ll be on a panel here, so if listening to me ramble in person instead of in text is of any interest, there’s that.

Mountain Travel Symposium (Forum)
April 13-14, 2014 – Breckenridge, CO
http://www.mtntrvl.com/
I hit Mountain Travel last year and had a good time, and this year I’ve been invited to lead a panel on video and storytelling similar to the one I did at Destination Summit last year (if you were there).

That will be on Monday, April 14th. Heckling will be allowed.

Conference Thoughts
Truth be told, I’m not always the biggest fan of conferences but I’m learning to really, really enjoy these events.

Not so much for what is said during the sessions, but for what is said in the halls afterward. Some really interesting topics and discussions come out of post-speaker chit chat.

If you’ll be at any of these, shoot me an email or leave a comment so I can keep an eye out for you.


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