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SLA Conference 2011

I’ve recently returned from SLA’s annual conference in Philadelphia. It’s taken me a week to recover from a packed few days of activities – kicking off at 07:00 on Sunday 12 June and wrapping up at about 11pm on Wednesday 15th. In that time I…

  • attended Leadership Development Institute: hearing about financial changes, Board of Directors candidates and the Loyalty project
  • took part in the Rising Stars and Fellows round table
  • received my Rising Star award
  • went to my first Legal Division board meeting
  • co-ordinated SLA Europe drinks (thanks to TFPL for sponsorship)
  • welcomed people to the International Reception
  • learned about Loyalty
  • discovered the science behind ice-cream
  • took tea with the Legal Division
  • enjoyed cookies with LMD and listened to Ned talk about his conference experience
  • unconferenced with the Legal Division
  • ate ice-cream with this year’s Early Career Conference Awardees and was inspired by their enthusiasm
  • listened to debate in Chapter cabinet and Joint cabinet
  • had a drink with a colleague I’ve never met before
  • caught up with old friends
  • talked to plenty of new people

And by the end of Wednesday, I was just about ready to start all over again and do all the things I didn’t get time to do…visit the Expo, see 60 sites in 60 seconds, see Philadelphia, run, go to a Business & Finance open house… there were just not enough hours in the day!

After I left Philadelphia, I spent a couple of days in New York. I’m planning to write more about that over on Running Life in the next day or so, as it was a rather fun trip recovering from conference.


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