The Special Event starts next week, and I've been busy buying new shoes and such so I can look my best at the education sessions and networking events.
But it's funny—it seems the places I most often meet people who turn into great interviews, colleagues and dear friends are the humbler ones, such as the elevator and shuttle bus.
These brief, chance encounters have become just as important as the event program to me. Here, I've struck up conversations with strangers who have given me new insights and changed the way I look at our business.
I've come to count on this shuttle-bus serendipity for my event inspiration.
I'll save a seat for you.