I really did want to do a serious talk, but the conference organizers seemed to think that all I do are laughs. Expectations of a laugh-a-minute-riot-fest seem pretty high, but I'm actually not much of a comedian despite my reputation. A chuckle here or there, sure, but I think their memories of my previous HighEdWeb talks may be somewhat colored. I know for a fact they weren't as funny as all that.
So anyway, I don't think I can live up to the expectations of hilarity for this talk. However, I'm hoping that most of the people in attendance have no idea who I am or why I'm doing the keynote and thus will have no expectations whatsoever. That's my best case scenario.
Worse case is that everyone expects me to be higher ed's answer to Jimmy Fallon or Jon Stewart and they go away completely let down and angry.
Worst case is that they ask for their money back. So keep those receipts, folks!