The measure of a great conference (any kind of conference) is that there are too many good sessions and you come away feeling like you didn't get to see everything.
The first-ever Autotask conference certainly met that goal. A few key sessions were repeated, so it was not too difficult to see all you wanted to see.
One of the highlights of the day was the final wrap-up with almost all of the Autotask folks up on the stage. It was a good free-for-all. Of course, as a first-year shindig, a lot of the focus was on what worked and what can be improved for next year.
Lots of good feedback and two-way conversations about the product and the conference.
Open note to the folks at Autotask: Opinions are like noses -- everybody's got one. Including me.
Don't lose sight of the big picture: You put on a great conference. Your instincts are good. Based on your performance this year, whatever you come up with for next year will be good.
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Personal sidetrack: Nancy Williams, Rusty Brown, and I went to the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night. It was a wonderful two-hour performance.
You might not know that I'm a fan of country, western, bluegrass, and several other varieties of music that people mistakenly call "country." Even though I've been to Nashville before, this was my first time at the Opry.
It was great. We all had a good time.
. . . And when we got back to the hotel at 9:30 that night, there were more than twenty people in the sports bar enjoying the amenities and talking about the conference. I think there are seven other eateries or drinkeries around the massive hotel, so I don't know how many other folks were doing the same.
A good time was had by all.
I'm looking forward to next year.
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