I thought I would go ahead and open this thread up, even if it’s a little early. My flight to Calgary is first thing tomorrow morning, and people will be filtering in throughout the day. The main hotel is the Hotel Alma, which is actually on the campus of the University of Calgary. The conference itself will take place at the MacEwan Conference Centre.
This is my very first foray outside of the United States. I have my (virgin) passport at the ready. I’ve purchased add-ons for Canada for my cell phone to try to avoid massive roaming charges. I guess I’ll take out some Canadian dollars from an ATM at the airport and hope for the best.
I’m excited for the break and to see old friends, as well as for the conference itself. I perused the preliminary program, and was chagrined to find that it’s going to be extremely difficult to decide between the various presentations during concurrent sessions. Just too much good stuff is an excellent problem to have to suffer with.
Generally the attendance is going to be somewhat less for a location like Calgary than the locations in the Utah corridor (such as St. George last year and Layton next year). I know there are a lot of you who would love to be there and will not be able to attend. So I would like to implore those of you who are actually going to share your experiences and insights here. It can be notes or comments on sessions, travel hiccups, finally meeting and talking with that Mormon studies stud you’ve been stalking, or whatever. I can assure you there are a lot of people at home who want to share a bit of the experience vicariously through us, so let’s oblige them.
Have a great conference!