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March 28, 2006

IA Summit 2006: Closing Plenary

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting the closing plenary for the 2006 IA Summit.

You can download the slides, with notes. (6.5MB PDF)

I had tough shoes to fill. Andy Dillon's closing plenary last year was excellent.

Giving a closing plenary is a nerve-wracking experience. I realized I had a hard time relaxing and enjoying myself at the summit, because in the back of my mind, I was continually tweaking my talk.

It's also a bit scary to be the person to Say Something Meaningful to an audience. This was perhaps the first talk I've ever given that had an explicit emotional bent, where uplift and inspiration were essential qualities.

Delivering the talk was an amazing experience, and I am glad to have done it.

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Posted by peterme at March 28, 2006 11:45 PM

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It was great! I'll never forget that sweater, either!

-Cf

Posted by: Christopher Fahey at March 29, 2006 07:58 AM

I think you carried the torch admirably, Peter. Great talk!

Posted by: Brenda at March 29, 2006 12:06 PM

Good looking presentation, Pal. Is it on video?

Posted by: BJMe at March 29, 2006 05:13 PM

Making grown IAs cry. Geesh you. It was great, thank you for the uplifting and heartfelt message.

Posted by: Livia Labate [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2006 05:48 PM

where uplift and inspiration were essential qualities

And man, you went for the cheap heat. :)

Great talk... looking forward to IDEA in the fall.

Posted by: Gene [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2006 03:19 PM

College pic shall be flickr'd shortly ;) That had to be the highlight for me. That and "comcastic". Great job on the talk, I loved the flow of it.

I am now uplifted and inspired to subscribe to comcast for some reason ...

Posted by: Kevin Cheng at March 31, 2006 01:32 PM

It was a wonderful presentation, Peter. I was entertained, enlightened and inspired. Thank you.

Posted by: Donna Cohen at April 1, 2006 11:22 AM