SMUG Down Under

As I write this, I’m at the Denver airport, having just done a presentation for the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges. It was fun to get to hear Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and Macrowikinomics, in a plenary session just before my presentation. He’s one of the authors who have influenced me a lot, so it was a treat to hear him. Much food for continued thought.

Tonight I’m flying to Los Angeles to catch a flight to Sydney, where I will be the guest of the Sax Institute and its collaborators in New South Wales.

It’s my first trip to Australia, and as far as I know it’s the first time any of my ancestors have been there. A whole new continent.

It’s going to be a really full week. I will be posting more here, and documenting the trip via Twitter, too.

This will be the longest night I’ve ever experienced. It’s dark in Denver as we get ready to board, and for the next 20 hours or so I’m going to be flying into the night, until arriving in Sydney on Monday morning.

I feel kind of ripped off that I don’t get to experience the end of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. and the “Fall back” part of the equation, but then again I won’t really experience Sunday, either.

For those who attended my session at the AAMC meeting, I welcome any comments or questions you may have…just put them in the comments below. And if you want to see the full version of the video I used to close my presentation, it’s here.