Re: Problems with the 2015 Conference!
From: Catya Belfer (catyapobox.com)
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:48:16 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks Ann!  Can I post it on the website? :)

     - cat

Catya Belfer   -  www.catya.org
Technical Director   -   www.cohousing.org
Cohousing in MA - www.mosaic-commons.org

On Mon, 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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