I realized that I’d better get cracking on preparing some of the presentations I have coming up. After all, conference season seems to be upon us!
I’ll be visiting with the summer welcome leaders during their training session in a couple of weeks. It’s always my honor to do a presentation about the history of Mizzou. Isn’t it funny how something as simple as a personal interest in history has a way of making you a “go-to” person on the subject. Although I can’t seem to recall what’s on my calendar for today, I have the ability to remember trivial bits of interesting information about our University. Let’s hope I can make it interesting for the students because they get me at 8 o’clock in the morning!
In August I’ll be a faculty member at the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute on Marketing and Communications. I’m the Web person on the team. I really love the Institute because you get so much more time to dig into subject details and get to know your audience. The other faculty are great people and this year we’re at the University of Vermont in Burlington. I hear it’s about 80 degrees there in August. That sounds WONDERFUL to me! I have about 5 presentations to put together and part of those are in a Web Workshop. Sounds like I’d better get busy!
I’ll also be chairing the CASE Online Strategies Conference for Alumni and Development in October. That one will be in Seattle. I have most of my faculty members chosen, but, I’m still on the look-out for one more…
There are usually a few other “speaking” events that sort of crop up during the summer and fall. It’s sort of a fun break from the routine. At least, once it is once I get prepared!