Brett claims I challenged him a year or so ago to turn his evolving ideas into something truly collaborative, truly tangible. Apparently I told him to go beyond blog posts, beyond writing articles, beyond being a consultant, beyond taking me out to lunch when I was down in Charlotte, NC visiting clients. Apparently I told him to take his energy/vision and fill a big ol' room with legit change agents working both sides of the business and education partnership table.
Well, well, well, Brett...you certainly did take my challenge to heart (even though you deserve ALL the credit for posing the questions in the first place).
Well done, my friend! No doubt my previous business ego would have hopped a plane for Virginia to be one of 500 sharing big ideas in this big ol' room.
But you can bet I'll be keeping track in virtual terms once the event opens its doors!