JADN event draws healthy crowd in Montreal
April 9, 2008 by Dave Haynes
I am in Montreal, buried in RFP work one can only hope is worth all the effort.
Though I could not afford the time, I did indeed sneak off and attend the second annual JADN industry conference. More detail to come, but here’s a very quick rundown.
About 150 people, heavily Francophone (which is only logical).
Cool, well-laid out venue (the Montreal science centre along the old city’s riverfront).
Well-organized event that belies the low entry fee and how this is put on by a content shop that is not in the event business.
Carafes of wine out and available by lunchtime (I behaved). And again at 6 (I was less pious).
Overall, good, engaged crowd and certainly worth playing RFP hooky for the day.
In a bit of blog madness, Bill Gerba, Daily Dooh-man Adrian Cotterill and I all presented this morning on the state of the industries in our markets — Adrian and Bill being quite studied and relevant, while I was a little sillier, but hopefully also relevant.
Gerba got back on a plane to Florida as his wife is very pregnant with a first, while Adrian was heading down to a shadowy consulting gig in Toronto he wouldn’t tell me about.
I went back to my room and back to workon another freakin’ RFP.
Did I mention how much I enjoy these things?
Airplanes again tomorrow, but will post at some point about what people had to say.