Looking forward from today

As we each enjoy our own slice of Montreal, I have to admit to being a bit distracted; I am the “logistics” guy from the Host Committee for next year’s conference in San Jose, CA.  This means I’m paying much too much attention to the details and looking for lessons learned, including a meeting today with other future host committees.  For those who haven’t had the pleasure of participating in the organization of an ICMA conference, there are two annual committees – planning and host – that support the ICMA staff and leadership in putting together the event.  The Host Committee is responsible for local arrangements, including field demos, athletic and social events.

Montreal is a beautiful City and a great place to learn from.  If you also are making observations that you’d like to share for next year’s host committee, please stop by the San Jose booth outside the exhibit hall.  We have a hardcopy survey available there as well as online at the following address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=qTZA6gqXS05y7RL2_2bbyTMQ_3d_3d

If you have suggestions, please feel free to comment on the survey, this post, or send me an email at ed.shikada@sanjoseca.gov.  We’d love to hear your ideas.

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