BEA is coming up quickly and to be honest, I am completely amazed at hom much planning is going into this trip.
My friend Cindy (who is coming with me to BEA) and I met up once to discuss logistics. Since then, we have, without a doubt, exchange at least 30 emails, most of which are invitations to attend various parties and events AND/OR to visit particular booths while at BEA.
I love, love how we are invited to so many events and I hope to be able to do it all - but I am honestly wondering how we are going to keep it all straight in our heads.
We have discussed various 'tools' such as calendars, notebooks, notepads, etc. but somehow none of it is enough.
I have been making up lists and printing out maps (god forbid we should get lost in NYC again this year!) and I realized yesterday that I must have at least one pound of paper - which is not great since I already have a weight limit on the amount of stuff I can pack for the plane! ARGHGHGH@!!
I swear, world leaders have nothing on me - I mean I am planning this thing with military precision! which, of course, will immediately disintegrate the moment my feet touch the ground in NYC (Murphy's law and all that).
Don't get me wrong, I am soooo grateful to be going to BEA and to be invited to such great events, but I better leave soon, before I implode or, at the very least, my mountains of paper start toppling on me. On the positive side, I found my passport yesterday, which was, of course, buried under a pile of papers on my kitchen table (which I haven't been able to use for weeks).
I cannot wait to get to NYC so that I can start shredding some of this paper LOL
Are you going to BEA? I would love to hear about your trip planning experiences.