Hello from Autodesk University in Las Vegas! As always this is a mind boggling event. Classes upon classes, sessions, labs, receptions, meetings -- plus this is Vegas, so there are the typical share of casino distractions. So far I've been to one surreal lunch, two client meetings, one reception, missed one reception, attended a birthday dinner, presented at a 7 AM session, and I'm up $12. Along the way I've already chatted with dozens of clients and answered lots of questions. And I haven't even been here 24 hours yet!
The Autodesk University 2008 Conference give-away this year is a messenger bag made with recycled vinyl banners from previous events. (Banners this year are cardboard and fabric.) They come in a rainbow of colors reflecting the various banner colors across the years. I'm scoping the crowd to see if I can trade my blue one for a pink one.
That's it for now. I need to go prep for my first class. And for booth duty. And for the blogger reception. And for the exhibit hall opening reception. And for the plant cocktail reception. Considering tonight's schedule, it's good thing my first session isn't until 11:30 AM tomorrow.