Jennifer and I both attended Pam Slim’s gathering on Friday (Pam is the author of “Escape from Cubicle Nation” and is well known as a teacher and coach). It was great getting to meet her in person...along with other attendees...and catching up with some of the entrepreneurs I met a few years ago, while working with Christine Kane in Asheville, NC.
The weekend activities were mind blowing and I wasn’t able to experience everything that I would have liked to (if I had enough energy!)
The pervasive energy of the whole event (including presenters and attendees) was what affected me the most. Some of the highlights of the main schedule were:
Chris Guillebeau (who created this event)
Steve Schlachlin (to name a few)
Each afternoon, there was quite an array of special speakers that were booked in various venues around 2 pm. You had to choose who to see. There were so many people at WDS (2800!)
so seats were limited at these smaller venues. I saw Danielle LaPorte on Sat. & Jonathan Fields on Sun. Both these events were filled and turned people away. I got to speak with Danielle briefly on Sun. Inspiring!
I came away feeling inspired and changed in some way. I hope to be able to attend next year’s event...and offer my own Meetup as part of the weekend.
Top photo--of the stage setting at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Below--Danielle LaPorte speaking at The Eliot Center