Welcome to the start of an amazing experience. Are you ready to join a team of jugglers, instead of juggling on your own? What a nice surprise!
With the countdown clock at 6 days, we would like to share a few updates and welcome you as you prepare to attend our Forum, with its pre-conference (Thursday-Friday), conference (Friday night-Sunday noon), and post-conference (Monday-Tuesday) sessions.
This year our (weekend) conference activites will kick off Friday night at United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's offices at 6633 Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park (view the map). If you have joined us before, you will recognize this is the location of may of our pre-conference sessions. Post-conference sessions will once again be held at nearby Cal State Northridge.
Our Forum Team is moving into the final stages of preparation, with our attendance now at 101, with attendees from across the United States, as well as international participants from Canada, Denmark, UK, France and Russia. Another 20 to 30 registrations are anticipated to register in the next week.
On your first day with us, you will be provided with a badge when you check in. This year's badge design incorporates the artwork provided to us by Peyman Pojhan, our 2010 Forum artist. Your first name will appear on the badge as it appears above in the greeting. Please let us know now if you would like to change the way your first name appears so that we can complete the changes before the Forum!
If you are planning to attend the pre-conference sessions at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, you will need a passport or green card, as available, for identification, if you are not a US citizen. If you are a US citizen, you will need a drivers license for identification. These items are required for access, as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a US defense contractor.
Southern California weather continues with its normal variation. Mild temperatures are expected to continue, highs in the 70's (F, or 21C) and lows in the 50's (F, or 10C), with the famous SoCal sunshine greeting us each day. Check the weather as the week goes on, in case something does vary.
We welcome you to join us for a continental breakfast starting at 7 AM on Thursday and Friday. We continue into a group conversation, BEGINNING TOGETHER from 8-9am where we renew acquaintances with past attendees and welcome new attendees. Please plan to arrive early and join us!
HILTON ROOMS, TRAVEL PLANS, AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Rooms at the Hilton Woodland Hills, our Forum hotel, are still available. Ask for our Forum special rate of $115 per night. Check our logistical resources link
for advice on lodging and local transportation.
Dress is business casual. Also, we appreciate that "east coast" business casual differs from "west coast" business casual; you are most welcome to wear either mode.
Due to popular request, last year's ban on soccer jersey's has been lifted. We are still awaiting a ruling on Tie-Die, stay tuned for next week's update.
ITEMS FOR SALE
This year, we are pleased to announce additional In2:IN merchandise this year, in addition to our normal book sales. Several limited edition items will be debuted next week.
Meanwhile, take a look at our 2009 Forum photo montage, get rested and prepared for another incredible 6-day marathon of thinking and learning together with colleagues who are making a difference in their respective organizations.
All for now.
See you soon,
2010 Forum Team
|2010 Forum DVD|
|For the eighth year in a row, we've contracted with Kid Flix, the after-school video services team at Placerita Junior High School in nearby Valencia, CA to videotape the Saturday and Sunday conference portion of our 2010 Forum. Once again, the Kid Flix "CREW" is being led by Paul Kass in recording the conference footage. The resulting videos will be converted into our final DVD package by Dave Nave & Associates. The package of 10 presentations, plus the performance of the after-dinner Christen Lien sells for $150. Conference attendees (weekend) can order copies with a $25 attendee discount at the Forum.
|Our 13-member guest list includes: Nancy Abrams, Doug Adams, Annie Barron, Doug Busch, Tim Higgins, Elaine Johnson, David Langford, Debra Lewis, Joel Primack, Lew Rhodes, Robin Solomon, Peter Stonefield, and Felix Tarasenko.