25 Tips for the 2011 TLA Annual Conference
25 Tips for a Great TLA 2011 Conference
#1. Wear comfortable shoes. It’s a BIG convention center.
#2. Don’t forget your rainboots and an umbrella.
#3. Be sure to download the very FIRST TLA Conference Mobile App!
#3a.       ConventionCenter   Are YOU a smartphone user?                          For a better experience, turn on        ...
#4. Plan your meetings, dinners, workshops and parties...             …BEFORE you come to Austin!
#5. Trailer food IS gourmet food in Austin!
#6.  One Book,One Conference!
#7. Allow yourselfplenty of time to getaround the conventioncenter.
#8. Share new ideas by tweeting (use hashtag #txla11)!
#9. Don’t forget your camera!Share your photos by taggingthem with TXLA11 on Flickr.
#10. Wireless will be availablethroughout the conventioncenter! Yay!
#11. Carry a pen with you.You’ll need it for thoseauthor autographs!
#12. Wash your handsfrequently and use handsanitizer; germs areeverywhere.
#12a. Pack your allergymedicine–it’s Springtimein Austin!
#13. Wear red for the rally on Wednesday!
#14. Don’t forget tobring your businesscards!!
#15. Don’t forget the breath mints!Everyone you meet will thank you for your fresh, minty breath.
#16: Meet Jamie Lee Curtis at the Keynote on Wednesday morning!
#17. Party down with Del Castillo at the   President’s Party on Wednesday!
#18. It’s a cash bar –don’t forget the cash!
#20. Make time to visit the exhibits and chat with your vendors.
#21. Keep a sense of humor.
#22. Guard your stuff;remember you’re in a publicbuilding.
#22a. And take your namebadge off whenever you leave   the conference center.
#23. Enjoy top-notch “night life” all around Austin!
#24.        Participate in                  the conference                   backchannel… …by friendingus on Facebook!    ...
#25. Make some new friends at the conference! Enjoy!
See You in Austin!                    http://www.txla.org           Brought to you by your TLA 2011 Program Planning Commi...
Photo CreditsT1. Austin Night Skyline (By LoneStarMike (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0)],   14. User blary54, http://www.sxc.hu/phot...
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  1. 1. 25 Tips for the 2011 TLA Annual Conference
  2. 2. 25 Tips for a Great TLA 2011 Conference
  3. 3. #1. Wear comfortable shoes. It’s a BIG convention center.
  4. 4. #2. Don’t forget your rainboots and an umbrella.
  5. 5. #3. Be sure to download the very FIRST TLA Conference Mobile App!
  6. 6. #3a. ConventionCenter Are YOU a smartphone user? For a better experience, turn on your Wi-Fi when you enter the convention center.
  7. 7. #4. Plan your meetings, dinners, workshops and parties... …BEFORE you come to Austin!
  8. 8. #5. Trailer food IS gourmet food in Austin!
  9. 9. #6. One Book,One Conference!
  10. 10. #7. Allow yourselfplenty of time to getaround the conventioncenter.
  11. 11. #8. Share new ideas by tweeting (use hashtag #txla11)!
  12. 12. #9. Don’t forget your camera!Share your photos by taggingthem with TXLA11 on Flickr.
  13. 13. #10. Wireless will be availablethroughout the conventioncenter! Yay!
  14. 14. #11. Carry a pen with you.You’ll need it for thoseauthor autographs!
  15. 15. #12. Wash your handsfrequently and use handsanitizer; germs areeverywhere.
  16. 16. #12a. Pack your allergymedicine–it’s Springtimein Austin!
  17. 17. #13. Wear red for the rally on Wednesday!
  18. 18. #14. Don’t forget tobring your businesscards!!
  19. 19. #15. Don’t forget the breath mints!Everyone you meet will thank you for your fresh, minty breath.
  20. 20. #16: Meet Jamie Lee Curtis at the Keynote on Wednesday morning!
  21. 21. #17. Party down with Del Castillo at the President’s Party on Wednesday!
  22. 22. #18. It’s a cash bar –don’t forget the cash!
  23. 23. #20. Make time to visit the exhibits and chat with your vendors.
  24. 24. #21. Keep a sense of humor.
  25. 25. #22. Guard your stuff;remember you’re in a publicbuilding.
  26. 26. #22a. And take your namebadge off whenever you leave the conference center.
  27. 27. #23. Enjoy top-notch “night life” all around Austin!
  28. 28. #24. Participate in the conference backchannel… …by friendingus on Facebook! Or follow our Twitter feed (@TXLA)!
  29. 29. #25. Make some new friends at the conference! Enjoy!
  30. 30. See You in Austin! http://www.txla.org Brought to you by your TLA 2011 Program Planning Committee,adapted from Griffin Technology’s “25 Essential Tips for the Consumer Electronics Show”http://www.slideshare.net/griffintech/25-tips-for-the-consumer-electronics-show-ces-2010?from=share_email
  31. 31. Photo CreditsT1. Austin Night Skyline (By LoneStarMike (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0)], 14. User blary54, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1081068.via Wikimedia Commons;http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AustinSkylineLouNeffPoint 15. User Snack, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/38723.-2010-03-29-b.JPG); TXLA Logo (www.txla.org). 16. “Jamie Lee Curtis,” © Andrew Eccles.T2. TLA 2011 Conference Logo, (www.txla.org). 17. © Del Castillo, courtesy of Maribel Garza-Castro.1. User siewlian, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1222790. http://www.delcastillomusic.com/.2. User harrykeely, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1195988. 18. © Absolut Vodka, http://www.absolut.com; TLXA Logo3. Photo © Core Apps. http://core-apps.com/Follow_Me_- (www.txla.org) [Not sure if we can use this or not.] _Screenshots.html; 3a. http://interactiveiphone.com/ 19. (CC) Steve Hopson,4. Top photos, © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online; Austin Skyline http://www.flickr.com/photos/44103481@N00/476373840. (cc) User: treasuresthouhast (Flickr) 20. “Exhibit Hall,” TLA Staff Photo. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74568056@N00/363858729/si zes/o/in/photostream/) 21. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online.5. “Torchy’s Tacos,” Mary Ann Emerson. 22. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online. 22a. User henkster,6. Photo © Abrams Books. http://www.sxc.hu/photo/478187. http://www.abramsbooks.com/uploadedImages/Books/978081 23. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online. 0996175.jpg. 24. Screenshot, Mary Ann Emerson, (www.txla.org)7. User cema, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1215187. 25. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online.8. Screenshot taken by Lee Andrew Hilyer, 1/28/2011. E1. TLA 2011 Conference Logo, (www.txla.org).9. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online.10. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online.11. User johnnyberg, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/987463.12. (cc) Alicia Nijdam; Prepared by the TLA 2011 Program Planning Committee, http://www.flickr.com/photos/anijdam/3585014905/sizes/l/. January 2011; Final March 2011. 12a. © Microsoft Office Clip Art Online.13. “Capitol Rally,” TLA Staff Photo.

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