Off to Connections 2012
July 16, 2012 2 Comments
I am leaving tomorrow to attend the Connections 2012 conference at National Defense University in Washington DC.
While there, I will be participating in a “Game Lab” exercise where groups of us will be working on the concepts that would go into a Humanitarian Disaster Response situation, in this case the Haitian earthquake of January 2010.
This is something new for me, as I don’t usually design collaboratively (although I will be doing more facilitating than actual design) and have never tried this kind of design before.
Getting there will be interesting: I am going to Los Angeles, where I will meet Joe Miranda and we will travel in a (hopefully not sealed) train to Washington, via Chicago. I have never been on a long train trip before, so I am looking forward to it. Usually when I take time off from work I never get a rest because I am twice as busy shooting off in a different direction. But they say on the train there is nothign to do but ride it, and read, and walk around. Sounds good to me; every time I fly I like it less. But I will be flying home from Washington on the 29th, then back to work….