Next week is the Gurus of Technology conference in Chicago and I hope to see you there. They have sold out tickets this year and by what I can figure, that’s about 900-1000 church audio, video, and lighting folks all under one roof. Or as I like to think of it, “the best place to be.”
Here is what you can expect, other than the cool sessions and breakouts, if this will be your first Gurus event;
- A great sense of community as long as you are willing to break out of your introverted self. Most of us are introverts so when you put us in a room, we tend to talk with people we already know. The best thing you can do is look for people you recognize online and introduce yourself. You’d be surprised at the number of people you know you as well.
- You’ll eat a lot. At least you’ll feel like to do. Wake up, eat breakfast, attend the large sessions, breakout sessions, then break for lunch. Repeat this process and it’s dinner-time. Take those meal-times as great opportunities to dine with fellow techs. It’s a great way to meet new friends, tell your war stories, and get advice. If you are a member of CTLN, then we’ve already got a meet-up planned.
- Fun. And lots of it. There will be contests and games and give-aways. If it’s anything like last year, they will ask for volunteers. Therefore, if you want to win something, then you need to jump up and participate. Oh, there are some prizes given out when they draw names from the hat…but unless you volunteer, you’ll never know the joy of playing games like “Is that Dog Smart or Stupid?”
You can read my review of last year’s Gurus conference that was held in Kentucky right here.
Do me a favor and if/when you see me at the conference, come over and say hello. Feel free to contact me on twitter @behindthemixer when you are there and we can meet up.