A few random thoughts just before the conference…

The Region 8 conference is mere days away. For those attending from near and far, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The twitter hashtag for this conference (and other Region 8-related tweets) is #NACADAR8.
  • Calgary climber and teacher Andrew Brash is the keynote speaker.
  • The 2011 Service Project will benefit All Sport One Day. More information on how to participate in the service project will be provided at the conference. As always, cash donations are also welcome. (Note to non-Canadian attendees: Donating your loose change on the last day of the conference is a great way to use up your Canadian currency.)
  • We are pleased to welcome NACADA President Kathy Stockwell to the conference. Leigh Cunningham will represent the NACADA Executive Office. We extend them (and those of you coming from afar) a rousing, “Welcome to Calgary!”
  • A reminder to those traveling on March 13th. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on that day. Please “spring forward” accordingly.
  • If you are staying at the conference hotel, the most cost-effectively way to get access to the Internet is through the complimentary access provided in your room. The hotel’s business center charges a hefty fee for Internet access. So consider bringing a laptop.
  • If you are driving to the hotel and staying at least one night, charge your parking fee to your room. You’ll get a cheaper rate that way. See the Airline and Driving Instructions for more information.
  • If you are presenting, the conference will provide a projector (if you requested one). You are still responsible for your own laptop. If you use an Apple computer, don’t forget your dongle!
  • The weather…yeah…it’s cold today. We’ve been promised a “warm front.” With any luck, the weather will get back to the freezing level next week. If not, rest assured, the planning committee has a great conference planned. We’ll keep you entertained indoors.

See you soon!


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