I keep looking at the list of attendees for FaffCon 4 – Ventura Beach and literally clapping my hands in happiness! In less than 2 weeks, I will board the train from San Diego and head up to Ventura for another energizing weekend with some truly wonderful people.
Many of the people on the list are returning Faffers. More than half are face-to-face friends/acquaintances. Some I know virtually through social media and am looking forward to meeting them in person. Some names are completely new to me at this point in time. By the end of the weekend, they will not be strangers anymore.
I’m a Founding Faffer and have become more and more “involved” with the event since the first one in Portland. I can say without a doubt that each event has surpassed the previous in every way.
Portland was Perfect!
We were all feeling our way here – figuring out how this unconference idea really worked. Loved the little hotel. Loved Portland! By the end of the weekend we all knew that Amy’s idea was a winner – and it worked because all of us trusted the process and each other. The empty grid soon filled up with ideas and off we went.
Atlanta was Amazing!
The venue was spectacular – what a striking hotel. Nothing like being up on the 70-somethingth floor! And touring CNN was rather thought provoking. An amusement park mascarading as a news outlet. The actual conference – a party mascarading as an incredible learning experience. The returning Faffers quickly helped get the new Faffers up to speed.
Hershey was Happiness!
We laughed and laughed. And we learned and learned. The weather was balmy. What an amazingly talented group of people. The Jam Session and Karaoke were simply the best entertainment around. As with FaffCon 2, the more experienced Faffers again helped get the uninitiated up to speed when it came to rolling up our sleeves and sharing our ideas.
Ventura will be adVenturous and Valuable!
There is no doubt in my mind that FaffCon 4 in Ventura Beach will be another unique and wonderful experience! Help me find a few more V words!
At some point, perhaps, I will have to miss one, but I am having a hard time figuring out what earth shattering event would prevent me from being there. In fact, I do not want to even think about that, thank you.