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What Does a Standing Ovation Look Like?


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Gnomedex 9.0 may have officially ended, but I know that the memories will live on. I’m not going to post my thoughts and recollections just yet. I still need a bit of time to unwind, and go through everything in my own mind. I will say that it was an amazing three days, and I’m already hearing from the attendees that it was the same for them, as well.

At the end of the conference when I wrapped things up, everyone in the conference room stood to applaud. I was momentarily overwhelmed. That’s never happened before. To me, that speaks volumes as to how well it went.

I don’t feel that I personally deserved the ovation. Rather, it was for all of the many volunteers who made it happen… Mona and Kat and their legions of helpers. These women (and a few men!) gave up sleep for weeks on end to help bring it all home. They dedicated themselves to giving you the best conference possible – and I feel they did so flawlessly.
The ovation was also for the awesome array of speakers we had on hand. This year we had the best of the best. We brought together experts from many different paths and walks of life. We had inspirational moments. We shared tears and laughter… all thanks to our presenters.

And of course the applause was for the attendees themselves (including the virtual participants!). We wouldn’t even have been here if it weren’t for all of you.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in making Gnomedex happen this year. I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

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