Last summer Mario (CMO) and I (CEO) road tripped from Missoula, MT down to Boise, ID for our first Craft + Commerce event. It was hands down the best conference of the year for me (out of the half dozen I regularly attend) so we are doing it again this year but in more style.
This year I recruited Matt (Operations Support Manager) and Joey (Director of Project and Operations) to join Mario and I, and we set a few goals that we could use your help with:
1/ Meet You
We have you, our readers and clients, to thank for our success and we hope you know that from our interactions online, emails and blog posts. That said, being able to meet and thank you in person is definitely our preference.
If you are a reader of this PLEASE find one of us from the Geniuslink crew at the conference and say hello, we’ll be wearing the bright (teal and pink) branded shirts so we should be easy to spot. We’d love to hear your story, buy you a drink or maybe even join you for a meal. Don’t worry, we don’t have to talk about links at all!
We also have a bunch of Geniuslink t-shirts we’ll be bringing along, so don’t forget to remind us to give you one!
2/ Go For More Runs
Running has been one of my hobbies for a long time and something that has ebbed into our company culture (we have a lunch time running group that goes out 2-3 times per week) so when I saw there were multiple running meetups last year I made sure to pack my running shoes. And I’m glad I did, last year’s running meetups were awesome! I run by myself 99.9% of the time so it was really enjoyable to be able to run through a beautiful park with like-minded people who share common interests.
This year I was sad to hear that Paul Solt (last year’s organizer of the runs) wasn’t going to be able to make it to C+C, so we took it upon ourselves to make sure the tradition was carried on and that morning runs were still a part to the (un)official conference Meetups.
If you like a little bit of exercise to start-off the day, please join us for an easy 3.5 mile jog along the river and through Ann Morrison Park. We’ll meet in front of JUMP at 6:30am Saturday, Sunday AND Monday (you don’t need to come to all of them but I’ll definitely be there)!
If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty excited about this. So excited in fact, I had sweatbands made!
We pride ourselves in making sure our clients don’t have to sweat managing their links, so if you join us for a morning run, we’ll make sure to take care of you there too.
3/ Make New Friends
We made some great friends last year thanks to the spontaneous conversations that happen from a well thought out conference (thanks ConvertKit). So while making new friends is a goal, it shouldn’t be a hard one to accomplish if this year is anything like last year. On that note, please introduce us to anyone you think we should know, we love making new friends.
Did I mention we’ll have a stash of comfy t-shirts we’ll be giving away? Maybe that will also help?
4/ Learn Something New
Just like #3, it’s going to be impossible not to learn something new next weekend. Last year was full of new insights, both from the presentations and workshops but also from the candid conversations over a meal and drink. I’m going to do a better job this year about writing things down to ensure they don’t slip away. However, if you don’t mind sharing your favorite take away or something you think we should know, we are all ears!
See you in Boise (and remember there is no “z” in the name, you pronounce it like “boy-see”).