Very excited over here as I’m about to head off to the Web of Change – an annual gathering connecting senior leaders working at the convergence of online strategy, technology, and social change.
I’ll be giving a talk on online collaboration, and community management in open source projects – I’m looking forward to test out the ideas with an experienced audience. I’m continuing to try to refining my thinking in this space, especially in preparation for the talk I’ll be giving at the Free Software and Open Source Symposium at Seneca College a month from now.
Of course one of the best parts of Web of Change is its location: the secluded Hollyhock conference centre on Cortes Island, near Campbell River, British Columbia. (see map)
I’ll admit it is not easy to get to, but once there… rumour has it that it’s pretty magical. Combine that with some evening yoga sessions, the healthy food on offer and the abundant fresh air, and this could be the most personally renewing conference I’ll ever attend.
In addition, my internet addiction will not be tested as apparently there is an internet room where one can get online. Phew!
As for my blackberry… it will probably be good for me not to have it working for a few days.