Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Have Big Conferences Changed in 20 Years?

By Dennis D. McDonald

Luis Suarez’ recent 10 Things I Learned from IBM’s Lotusphere 2008 to Help Prepare for Lotusphere 2009! reminded me of the days when I was a frequent conference goer, presenter, booth-manager, software demonstrator, occasional keynoter, and overall party-goer. I have especially fond memories of arriving in London for a big show minus 100% of the equipment and software for my company’s booth, and having to return to Heathrow the next day to extract a follow up shipment from those jolly folks in British Customs. Yes, those were the days!

I especially like Luis’ listing of the following two rules:

4. Get easy on late nights and alcohol

6. Hang out more at the bar(s)

Luis, when you figure these two out, let me know!

 

Associations, Management Control, and the Role of Social Media Tools

Associations, Management Control, and the Role of Social Media Tools

Experimenting with Reuters' Calais Automatic Tagging Tool