Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's Not Exactly Rocket Surgery Is It?

Yeah, I was bummed to hear that they gave the HighEdWeb 2010 keynote to Steve Krug. I really really really wanted it... partly because it was about the only way I'd be able to afford to go this year. Last year, I had to pay for everything myself except the conference registration. This year, I'll be lucky if the campus covers even that. But I'm determined to make it to my 5th HighEdWeb in a row one way or another, especially if my presentation proposal is accepted. I have my red stapler to defend after all.

In all seriousness though, they couldn't have given the keynote it to a nicer guy. I met Steve at the Voices that Matter Web conference in San Francisco last year (which the HighEdWeb folks were kind enough to send me to), and he's not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also very down to earth and approachable. I doubt that we'll see a repeat of last year's great keynote revolt with Steve at the podium.

Anyway, even without the keynote, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there in... some Midwestern city someplace (yes, yes, Cincinnati). You folks know that there are actually cities with conference facilities west of the Mississippi, right? Nice places, with names like 'Denver', 'Seattle', 'Portland', 'San Francisco' and 'San Diego'. I'd be wary of places with names like 'Phoenix' or 'Tucson' though, unless your papers are in perfect order.

P.S. The title for this cartoon is a mash up of the title of Steve Krug's new book and a hilarious comedy skit by Mitchell and Webb (you definitely should watch!).

P.P.S. And no, I'm not going to kill off Prophead, even though he's been developing quite the attitude lately. Must be something that comes from working with SharePoint.


Anonymous said...

I was hoping you'd get it, too. It would've been great.

RB said...
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Steve Krug said...

Actually, *I* voted for you. (Heck, i havent even got anything written on my forehead.) But "the committee" wouldn't go for it.

Maybe next year...

Karine Joly said...

Tony, there are 2 keynotes at HighEdWeb. Maybe you'll get the second one. I know I would vote for you... that is if they asked for my opinion.

How about you do the keynote you would have presented at HighEdWeb for a free Higher Ed Experts webinar? That could be fun... I'm sure people would love to listen to the man behind TFRL. You could even use LOL cats.

Just a thought, but let me know if you're interested.

Christopher said...

Great work, as usual. And I had to stop what I was doing and read as soon as I saw the Mitchell & Webb reference in the title! You don't own a green clarinet, by any chance?