If you aren't attending this year's 2008 NAR Convention here in Orlando, you're missing a terrific opportunity to meet some really fabulous people. Great networking going on, lots of learning from all kinds of sessions, and of course, night-time fun galore!!
Yesterday was just jam-packed with meet-ups and more. The guys from Bloodhound Blog spoke to us in the morning at the wrap-up of the Cyber Professionals' meeting, then came meet-ups at the Web 2.0 panel where we got to hear 4 terrific folks tell us about their internet and social media strategies, and the day ended with the Active Rain party at Hard Rock Live on City Walk at Universal Studios. What fun that was!!
Some of the people I met up with yesterday were Midori Miller, Neal Bloom, Rudy @Trulia, Lane Bailey, Kristal Kraft and KK's hubby Larry, Cyndee Haydon, Missy Caulk, Katerina and Nestor, Bob Stewart, Jon Washburn, Susie Blackmon, Ginger Wilcox, Joel McDonald (@joelrunner), Randy Prothero, Marc Grossman, Russ Prothero, Matt Ruthburn, Broker Bryant and the lovely TLW, and so many others. Some of these great people I'd already met so it was seeing old friends again, and others I was just meeting for the first time, and that also was like meeting an old friend. Most were from Twitter and/or Active Rain. It is so great to be able to meet in person those whose posts you comment on, who comment on yours, and those you share twits with.
I wish everyone had been able to be here - I am SO glad I came to NAR this year!!!
Enjoy the picture show, and be sure to check out more pictures here ---> NAR Orlando - Active Rain and Social Networking.
And one other thing - the hugs you get at one of these meet-ups are just awesome! I've met some great huggers - you know who you are.... Thanks for all the awesome hugs!!