Sunday, March 18, 2012
Business in Philly
For the past 28 years, I've been going to the Public Library Association's biannual meetings. Just being surrounded by 8,000 of my kind of people feels great. The conference is always in a great city, and this year's location, Philadelphia, was no different. This is a very cool city! Lots of great architecture, interesting neighborhoods located within walking distance of the convention center, fantastic restaurants, friendly people, etc. Being in a vibrant location is just one of the things that makes the conference successful. Another thing that can make or break a conference is the people you hang with all day long and much of the late, late nights! And, of course, it helps to have good speakers and relevant topics for 4 sessions per day.