So, there was a conference this weekend – it’s that time of year – and since I live in DC it came to me. I’m still enjoying that part of my new life.
I didn’t even really know I was going, but I reckon it just sort of happens that way when you work at the Leadership Institute. Somehow I found myself on a panel and Blogger’s Row (where, incidentally, I did nothing but tweet). It was, however, a blast.
This is my philosophy on conferences: The teaching is incidental. When I go, I focus on meeting people. The energy and conversation that comes from having a handful the most active Americans in the country is just awesome. My coworker and I have been sitting here all day bouncing around ideas and strategizing, still fired up.
Short story: I learn more from an hour sitting in a room with a bunch of bloggers and activists and thinkers than I do in an entire weekend of panels and lectures. Not that they aren’t beneficial, because there was certainly some great information provided by AFP this weekend, I just think that collaboration of ideas is unbelievably powerful.
The weekend was full of training, panels, and “tweetups”. We had a ball. Some photos: