My list-making tendencies go into full gear when I’m preparing for travel. So, a week away from my trip to Denver for the HOW Conference I’m jotting down all the things I need to take (including my iPad, which I’m using to create this post as a test-drive of the WordPress app). Lists are my savior; seriously, you have no idea how many times I’ve forgotten business cards. I’ll share a few essentials you might consider adding to your own checklist:
Business cards. Lots of them. Plan to give them all away. While you’re at it, grab a cool card holder.
A water bottle. Sure, you can purchase bottled water in Denver, but you’ll want to keep super-hydrated at altitude, and it’ll be easier (and more environmentally minded) to refill frequently than to buy more.
A game plan. With five or six sessions going on at any time, you’ll want to focus on the sessions of most interest to you. Plan ahead so you can avoid having to make those choices in the brief time between sessions. And remember: If you’re in a presentation and it’s not doing it for you, you’re free to duck out and find another.
An outfit for the Whitespace Party. The big Tuesday night bash calls for all-white attire.
An open mind and a big smile. ‘Nuff said.