Friday, 18 March 2016

#Lilac16: preparing for it!

Let's revive this blog from its slumber...

Just a short word to say that I'm very much looking forward to going to #lilac16 next week.

I've been preparing the best I can: being an introvert at a conference is not always easy!

So far I have:
  • Booked a hotel room near the conference venue so that I can retreat for quiet times if need be. 
  • Printed all of my itineraries, plane tickets, coach tickets, hotel bookings... And also saved everything on Google Drive...
  • Studied the program and booked the talks I want to go to.
  • Tweeted to all the presenters of those talks to say hi. 
  • Looked up some "escape routes": if I go to the networking event / conference dinner, I need the reassurance of being able to leave without having to wait for the official coach back. Big events like that are always very stressful for my little introvert heart!
  • I also printed some little handouts with most of the content of my talk + references, just in case anybody wants one (come and ask me!).
  • And finally, I followed this useful webinar on getting the most out of the conference (and practiced my sketchnoting at the same time...)

Are you going too?
How have you prepared so far?
Let's meet!

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