San Diego is Doomed

Here’s the boring-to-everyone-else part of my job: The fancy website I build is tied into a big ol’ ticketing system that our box offices, development folks (in non-profit speak, development == fundraising) and marketeers use for…well, basically everything. What’s cool about the ticketing system is that it’s built and run entirely by a non-profit organization. We aren’t customers. We’re part of the Community.

Once a year, the Community gathers. Every year we choose a different city. Last year we were in Orlando. The year before that, Washington D.C. This year we descend on San Diego.

I’ll be hopping on a plane on Friday night and will be in sunny, terrifying Southern California for the week. The Conference is an awesome chance to meet other people from many, many arts organizations, and to learn what amazing things they’re up to. I’ve never been at a business conference with a better community, and even if I was flying to Tulsa, I’d be excited to go.

Unfortunately, at the end of the week, there’s a big party, and big parties result in photos like this:

 

San Diego: You have been warned.

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8 Responses to San Diego is Doomed

  1. Renee says:

    ooh, have a great time. San Diego is a lovely place!

  2. Mel says:

    tell them to come back to DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t know you last time!

  3. Mel says:

    also: you’re a dork, dork.

  4. Cheri says:

    Have fun, Eric!

  5. samatwitch says:

    Have fun, Eric. I’ve always enjoyed San Diego, even if mostly what I’ve seen is the Convention Centre – designed by a Vancouverite, by the way ;) – and a bit of the Gaslamp District. Also, the weather is milder than some other parts of California, especially if you’re by the water.

  6. Moi says:

    You are leaving just when we start getting San Diego weather here???

  7. Lauren says:

    Do they have mechanical bulls? If so, remember the lessons of National Harbor, and don’t wear Dickies.

  8. Saismaat says:

    wacky. I too will be in San Diego next week. We’re staying in Old Town. You?

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