It is hard to believe it has already been 12 months since we held our inaugural conference in Philadelphia marred by such delights as economic crisis and the swine flu. Tonight, Monday, May 3rd, at 6pm, the Philadelphia 10 conference starts with the first of the week’s social events – the Jetlag Reception. This year it will be held at the Penn’s View Hotel, where the J. Boye crew and a number of speakers and delegates are staying.
The Jetlag Reception is an informal get-together open for those who have arrived early; a glass of wine and nibbles and some good conversations. Some participants, including myself, might still be a bit jet-lagged from long flights.
For those of you who are joining us for the first time, I would like to stress that the conference has two dimensions:
- The formal part of workshops, presentations and round-tables, etc.
- The professional networking part of organized evening events.
Both are important components in the conference experience. Past delegates have told me repeatedly that they find as much value in the second dimension as in the first! They are always especially pleased to be able to have face-to-face conversations with the speakers, many of whom they consider to be “stars” in their respective domains.
The speakers themselves find a lot of value (including sometimes new customers!) at the evening events.
On behalf of the J. Boye team, I really look forward to spending the week with you in Philadelphia and very much hope that you will take advantage of this special aspect of our conference and join us for at least the early part of each evening!
We are sure you will find it both fun and worthwhile!