UPDATE – SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009
Well, we can sure tell I’m a blogger and not a reporter or “Twitterer”. If I were, I’d have updated you on the fly. I was there to learn – and most importantly, to make sure that what I’m relaying to you is a true and accurate representation of what I see out in the world. Good news. It is. Having observed all of the people tapping away at laptops and PDAs, I guess I’m still ‘old school’. I believe the speakers deserve my attention – unless of course there’s something critical that must be handled immediately – then I’m on my BlackBerry like the rest of them. But, I paid attention to the sessions and took notes by hand. This was my practice in law school also. It makes me focus better.
It’s very important that I’m always honest with you. That was my commitment when I started this blog. As such, I want to disclose that I wasn’t originally planning to attend the conference, but did so as a guest of my friends at the Los Angeles Daily Journal. I’ve advertised in their sister publication, California Lawyer. They did not ask me for anything in return – they didn’t even know I wrote a blog. What they did want is my assessment of the conference as a whole.
Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, if you still want to continue, I’m creating two posts. I’m not doing a post for day one and a second for day two. I’m doing one as a general overview, which tells us where we are, but the Judges’ Panel was so amazing to me, it deserves its own post. I think you’ll agree if you read it.
Again, I appreciate your patience. I came down with a bug and am a little late getting all this to you, but hopefully you’ll feel it was worth the wait!