Our inaugural Authorspeak

Well the event is over and we are finally able to rest, what a busy week! Feedback from all attendees and presenters have been nothing but positive and we all are satisfied with the outcomes of our first event. As I have explained, to Solution Tree this was an event like no other. We incorporated so many new and exciting details:

  • Twitter hashtags #authorspeak and #solutiontree and we became top 10 trendsin the US, Canada, Brazil, England, China and Australia this week!http://twitter.com/search/%23authorspeak
  • all electronic presenter handouts and evaluations
  • NY Times Best seller keynote speaker – Daniel Pink http://www.danpink.com/
  • 2 author dinners and evening receptions (see photos below)
  • Panel Discussions during Lunch

I love this comparison - Ballroom at 6 AM, Ballroom full!

First author dinner, an evening at Lucas Oil Stadium

Wedding, I mean Author Dinner #2 at Indiana Roof Ballroom

Our logo on the floor and everything

I am sure you can tell from my elaboration but this will definitely go down as a highlight of my career.  I enjoyed every minute and it was bittersweet when it ended.  We concluded our day 3 with teacher and district of the year awards which I personally found to be gratifying.

http://authorspeak2011.com/award/

After all attendees left and headed home, we enjoyed a champagne toast – all 40 of us on the on-site team as well as the JW sales team and our convention managers.

Cheers to us and authorspeak 2011!

Here is a FOX NEWS story on our event and teaching the iGeneration-

http://www.fox59.com/news/education/wxin-how-to-teach-the-igeneration-20111102,0,2610062.column

And I won’t say it too loud but this should conclude my work travel for 2011!

Until Next year!

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