Are you going to Inman connect? How many people do you intend to meet? What areas of knowledge do you want to boulster? Are you along for the ride, or do you have a plan? Whether you lobycon it, or buy a full honking pass to Inman Connect San Francisco, there's little dispute that this event is one of the most opportune chances to learn and network with peers in your industry. Will you make the most of it?
Here's my plan so far for the first week of August.
Monday whatEVAHcamp - I planned an informal unconference of sorts with several of the people I consider thought leaders in real estate. Two hours of idea sharing with feedback from all.
Tuesday RE BarCamp - Man, if you don't know yet, where have you been? This marks the first anniversary of the first event. Many people told me last year's event was the best part of their week at Connect 08. Don't miss it.
Wednesday - Breakfast. Yep, I'm having breakfast. With who? I don't know yet. it's my goal to have breakfast Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with someone I've never sat down with before. Interested?
Thursday - Bob Hale speaks on agent ratings at Inman Connect from 3:40-4:25. Bob is one of the smartest guys in real estate. This is the session I want to see the most.
Friday - It's all about the halls baby. While I might be burnt out on trade booths and seminars by Friday, I still plan to spend as much time as possible in the halls, and meeting people. If you see me, come introduce yourself. I WANT TO MEET YOU.
Saturday - Siteseeing. I love the bay area. I'm actually going early and staying late to take in the sights. But it's one thing I don't intend to do during the week days.
Thousands of people are coming to connect F2F. Grab the bull by the horns. You never know when you'll have another chance to form relationships with a possible referral source from across the country. Online relationships are awesome, but turning them into F2F relationships strengthen them that much more. Are you going to Connect? What's your plan?