It’s unfortunate that, after one day at the Web of Change conference, I haven’t had more free time. Every free moment between sessions has been dedicated to work, so I’ve seen a lot of the main lodge–the only space that has Internet access.
Before coming up, I was pleased to look at the list of attendees and only see a couple names that I recognized. Obviously you get a lot of the same people at Web 2.0/technology/bloggy events, so I’m glad to meet some new people.
I have a bunch of observations about the conference and Hollyhock, but I think I’m going to hold off until the conference is over. Given how hectic the last two or three days have been, I want to get a little perspective.
Here’s one observation: Every conversation I’ve had at this conference has been related to social change. I haven’t talked to anybody about their dog or their hometown or whatever. That’s different from other conferences. I expect it’s reflective of the remoteness, passion and intensity which seems ubiquitous here.
Amusingly, the Flickr tag woc2006 also refers to the World Orienteering Championship.