By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM
Tuesday morning began with a 5 a.m. wake-up call. My room-sharing companion Bonnie Wallsh decided we should both do the Fun Run/Walk.
My reluctance wasn’t due to the distance; it was the time of day. Before we started out by the aquarium, we got a bit of history about the French Quarter and Market area. I’m not sure I remember much; I was amazed I was actually there. That was my first surprise of the day. (And I actually felt good afterward!)
Then it was on to the second surprise of the day: an economist I understood, who wasn’t dry or boring, was optimistic about the global economy and had a sense of humor. This man, Dr. Jeremy Siegel, made me realize that what we’re going through is really a blip when you consider the last 150 years. Wow. So this time is truly an opportunity. Seize the moment!
Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, has over 20 years experience in the conference, meetings and events industry. She worked for both corporations and associations before forming Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. in 1990. She will be blogging about her experiences at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting Jan. 10-14.