The annual State Bar of Arizona Convention launches in earnest Wednesday morning with three days of seminars and networking opportunities at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. I’m looking forward to meeting many longtime members whom I’ve known for years, as well as meeting many more new members.
This afternoon, events kick off with a Board of Governors meeting. News from that gathering and all Convention activities will be posted here and other Arizona Attorney Magazine online channels. Want to be sure you don’t miss anything? Follow my updates via Twitter (at @azatty).
And all the Convention-related tweets will come with the hashtag #azbarcon – log on to see what’s up.
If you plan to attend Convention, stop by the Arizona Attorney table in the Exhibitor space. I’ll be there or reporting from a seminar—but you can always track me down.
This morning I’m packing my two bags to lug the gear required to pick up stakes from my desk and head north to the event. As I gathered the materials, it occurred to me you might enjoy seeing what I’ll be schlepping through the Biltmore. Here’s a photo (with a legend below):
A. Dell laptop (the workhorse)
B. Samsung tablet (a bold experiment to see if the lighter iPad wannabe can unseat the Dell for most tasks)
C. Heavily annotated Convention brochure (including my added Twitter handles for speakers and their employers, which aids quick Tweeting)
E. Smartphone (workhorse number two, which handles a huge amount of story posting and photography)
F. High-powered audio recorder
G. Older (backup) audio recorder
H. Camera (when I need a better shot than the old phone can achieve)
J. Pencil (for when the pens die)
K. Cables for … everything
L. Batteries (for audio recorders)
M. Recent magazines
N. Flash drive for document-sharing/transport
O. Mints and Advil
P. Business cards
OK, I’m officially exhausted before we begin. Fortunately, though, a wide variety of online, cloud-based tools (which I won’t subject you to) make the work far easier than ever before. So the hardware may be heavy, but the software lightens the load.
I hope to see you at Convention. I’m always happy to stop what I’m doing to share a coffee, so be sure to say hi if you spot me.Follow @azatty