Why You Should Party

Somehow Monday night of SLA has become party night. I suppose it’s because the exhibit hall opens on Sunday, the keynote is Sunday night, leaving Monday free for vendor parties, since they’re packing up after the exhibit hall closes on Tuesday. Sessions, of course, continue on Wednesday for conference attendees.

When SLA was in Seattle — and I confess I can’t remember which year that was — Ruth Pagell and I decided to set our personal best record for parties attended. This was helped by the fact that vendor parties were almost all within walking distance. We clocked 7 — and managed that by drinking water (mostly) rather than wine. I think I had a beer at one place.

Since Denver is another walking town, I thought maybe I could best our record. I’m here to report that, although I failed, I still had some wonderful experiences at parties. I talked with Clare Hart at both the International reception at the Hyatt and the Dow Jones (aka Factiva) party at the Denver Athletic Club. I had a profound discussion with some folks at the EIU party at the Brown Palace Hotel (what a gorgeous place!), and danced at the Elsevier party at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt with its spectacular views of the city. Did other parties as well, but you’ll have to ask me about those privately.

Seattle is next year and another opportunity for record setting!

Marydee Ojala

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