Re: Problems with the 2015 Conference!
From: ann zabaldo (ann.zabaldogmail.com)
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 18:49:13 -0700 (PDT)
Of course!  Maybe make it so others can add their "problems"

😃

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> On Jun 1, 2015, at 2:48 PM, Catya Belfer <catya [at] pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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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