Problems with the 2015 National Conference

Here’s my take on what went “wrong” at the conference:

1. Overall length of conference — waaay too short.

2. Length of individual presentation times — too short. Sessions went over as attendees continued asking questions I wanted answers to.

3. Food — Gained 1 lb.

4. Too many competing GREAT sessions. Very very frustrating.

5. Too many new people I didn’t get to meet.

6. Too exciting — not enough down time.

7. Physically demanding — hands, shoulders and fore arms hurt from too many handshakes, hugs and well wishes. Please provide massages.

8. As a wheelchair rider, too many people competing to make sure I was well taken care of. Now I owe too many thank you’s …

9. Keynote speaker — another knowledgeable professional with a sense of humor …

10. Central Durham Cohousing — another well designed urban community with dramatic roof top views. So disturbing …

11. Central Durham Cohousing community members — shameful, shameful I tell you, to make all those good, generous people host 449 wildly happy people just 10 months after moving in … and smile doing it …

12. And Alice … really, Alice? How can I — a mere mortal — now EVER hope to get out of therapy?

Please take my evaluation points seriously and plan another conference. You can make improvements …

:-)

Best —

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA
703.688.2646

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