I have been getting invitations to conferences all over the world in the last five or six years. I never go. Not because I’m not interested – I almost always am because they are almost always about communications, media or social/new media. I don’t go because (usually) I can’t afford them, or can’t afford the time off.
- I’m getting funding for this one – great
- It’s work related – great
- It’s in Washington D.C – whoopee!
So I’m going. (Thanks and tip of the hat to Atlantic Philanthropy for their support).
Here’s the conference – www.implementationconference.org/
Arriving on Sunday 14th (around about my normal bed time) and attending the conference on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning doesn’t give me a lot of time for sightseeing before taking the Metro to the airport lunchtime Friday.
I’ve never been to D.C. New York and Boston are the only US cities I’ve visited. So while I’m looking forward to the conference (and finding out more about what the emerging science of implementation is) I’m really looking forward to being the tourist.