Re: Problems with the 2015 Conference!
From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantCOHOUSING-SOLUTIONS.COM)
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:38:19 -0700 (PDT)
AMEN!!!! So well said Ann.!

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On Jun 1, 2015, at 10:10 AM, "Ann Zabaldo" <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

> 
> Here’s my take on what went “wrong” at the conference:
> 
> 1.    Overall length of conference — waaay too short.
> 
> 2.    Length of individual presentation times  — too short.  Sessions went 
> over as attendees continued asking questions I wanted answers to.
> 
> 3.    Food — Gained 1 lb.
> 
> 4.    Too many competing GREAT sessions.  Very very frustrating.
> 
> 5.    Too many new people I didn’t get to meet.
> 
> 6.    Too exciting — not enough down time.
> 
> 7.    Physically demanding — hands, shoulders and fore arms hurt from too 
> many handshakes, hugs and well wishes.  Please provide massages.
> 
> 8.    As a wheelchair rider, too many people competing to make sure I was 
> well taken care of.  Now I owe too many thank you’s …
> 
> 9.    Keynote speaker — another knowledgeable professional with a sense of 
> humor …
> 
> 10.    Central Durham Cohousing — another well designed urban community with 
> dramatic roof top views.  So disturbing …
> 
> 11.    Central Durham Cohousing community members — shameful, shameful I tell 
> you, to make all those good, generous people host 449 wildly happy people 
> just 10 months after moving in … and smile doing it …
> 
> 12.    And Alice … really, Alice?  How can I — a mere mortal —  now EVER hope 
> to get out of therapy?  
> 
> Please take my evaluation points seriously and plan another conference.  You 
> can make improvements …
> 
> :-)
> 
> Best — 
> 
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 703.688.2646
> 
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