Hello from London!
I've been on a little research/relaxation trip to the UK* and am heading home tomorrow, but I wanted to put a post up to let you know that all systems are go for the conference this year -- and the website update is underway. You'll be seeing the changes any day, and that includes the announcement of our registration date. While I can't tell you the exact date as yet, I can tell you it will be soon -- this month for sure, and if we can get all our systems in place, VERY soon.
It's one year ago today that we started this blog, and I think these two big pieces of news are reason to celebrate... how about a contest?
We have an incredible line-up for you this year, which will soon be available for all to see here on the website. But for our contest, let's look back for a moment. Who was your favourite presenter at an SiWC event over the past 16 years...and why? Give us the presenter's name and your description of why they were your favourite in 50 words or less, and put it in the comment section. We'll put your name in a hat and make the draw on June 16th -- that's two weeks from today. And for a bonus, if you link back to this post in a blog post or tweet of your own -- we'll add your name to the hat a second time.
Winner will get a collection of books provided by our conference attendees, AND a package of something sweet from Britain.
So tell us your favourites -- and spread the word. SiWC 2009 is coming sooner than you think!
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*I've been blogging the whole trip to the UK, so if you'd like to see the gory details, check out the link to my blog above.