Not long to go now, LILAC2010 starts on Monday and I’ll be travelling to Ireland tomorrow. Unusually for me, I am pretty well organised and most of my stuff is packed ready to go. I had a minor dilemma with clothing yesterday, but I think I’m sorted now, it’s so difficult to know what to take!
This will be the largest scale multi-day conference I’ve been to, so I’ve been following the advice from others such as Vicki Owens (who attended LILAC last year and shared some great tips) and Erin Dorney. I’ve got some comfy flat shoes, got loads of business cards ready to exchange, lots of mints and breath fresheners, and am expecting to have very little, if any, time to breathe during the conference! I’d like to say that I’ll blog, but I think it’s probably more likely that I’ll write posts once I return. There is free wifi though, so I’ll hopefully be tweeting from the conference (feel free to follow me (@joeyanne), the Twitter list of LILAC 2010 delegates I made, or just follow the #lilac2010 hashtag which has already had lots of tweets).
I’m getting really excited now, it’s the first time I’ve been to an event having met hardly anyone face to face beforehand, but with so many people I’m looking forward to meeting who I “know” through Twitter. I’ve tried to spread the message round that there will be an informal tweetup on Sunday evening at the conference hotel for people to meet before the conference (and also give an opportunity for those of us not lucky enough to be staying there to figure out where the conference venue is!). Hopefully there will be a few of us there, although I know some won’t be arriving until Monday. Of course, this isn’t exclusive to people on Twitter – I’m only referring to it as a tweetup as that’s the main way it’s been discussed and the message passed on to people).
Time to enjoy my evening now anyway, and maximise my cat cuddling time before I leave (both Cookie and Java are being extremely cuddly at the moment!). Hope to see some of you at LILAC! 🙂