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Cranky people are invested people

“People will yell at you.” Yep, that’s one of the things we were told comes with the role of co-chair for IA Summit. We were advised that the best way to handle it was to band together, find the strength … Continue reading

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Minimizing email oppression: 5 Months since IA Summit 2014

This month, I got to attend an event I’ve been anticipating for over a year: the Strathmore’s Uke and Guitar Summit. Besides getting to enjoy the wonderful teachings of some amazing ukulele people, I also had a little fun experiencing a “conference” … Continue reading

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The other side of micromanagement: 4 months since IA Summit 2014

Oh boy! I’ve gotten so caught up in IA Summit and the rest of life, we’re already to four months since IA Summit 2014. One non-IAS thing from this past month: Tony and I checked an item off the bucket-list-we-didn’t-know-we-had. A rainy DC afternoon introduced … Continue reading

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Meetings vs getting stuff done: 3 months since IA Summit 2014

It’s summer! (Here in the northern hemisphere, at least.) Saturday was the first official day, but the weather’s seemed like it for quite some time. A highlight in my summer is that we’re subscribed to a CSA—which means that, once a week, … Continue reading

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Building the IA Summit team: 10 weeks since IA Summit 2014

These past two weeks I’ve very much enjoyed a visit to Iowa to visit my alma mater and to Illinois (near St. Louis) to visit my family. Along the way, I also got to see Des Moines (in just two … Continue reading

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Chairs or co-chairs: Two months since 2014 IA Summit

Wow, have these two months flown by! Just 11 more to go until 2015 IA Summit—it is nice that we have that extra month thrown in this year. You can bet we’re using it well. Meanwhile, I’m on my way … Continue reading

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Six weeks since IA Summit 2014 (with a note about “hire”)

Ok, well, it’s a little over six weeks since IA Summit 2014, but planning for IA Summit 2015 continues. (You can find my first three 2015 behind the scenes posts here.) While I was in Ireland on vacation, I was almost entirely not replying … Continue reading

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