Maven Converence

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  1. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 4 months ago

    Just got rerouted through Frisco where I am currently relaxing.  Anyone leaving from here today?  Just curious if I might be sharing a flight with anyone : )

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Just stand up and say, "HP/Maven here!" Confab will ensue." big_smile

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Nope.  Don't leave until morning.  See you there!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        See you tomorrow Dan. Have a safe flight.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Wish I'd known about this earlier - I'd have worked on a way to attend.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    I’m flying in from JFK in New York. Just got to the airport. Flight leaves in two hours.

    Natalie, when does your flight arrive in Vancouver? I’ll be landing at 1AM BC time. I wonder if we’ll share the same limo shuttle.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Ugh.  Better you than me - I leave at 8, get there at 11 with a one hour time change.  Always hated flying east to west.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        You have it better than me. I have a three hour time difference. It’s two hours from the airport to the hotel. So I’ll be checking into my room around 3 AM, which is 6AM by my New York time. I sure hope I sleep on the plane. Crazy!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          LOL  We flew to Scotland a couple of years ago.  6 airports and 24 hours later, caught a shuttle to the bus station and a bus to the next town, followed by a 1 mile walk (towing luggage) to our hostel.  And still felt good enough to dump the luggage and walk to Edinburgh Castle (after getting something to eat!).

          1. Glenn Stok profile image99
            Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Wow! What an ordeal. You should write a hub about that. I’m sure people do searches for information about long distance travel, what to expect, how to  deal with it, how to plan for it, and so on. I think it would do well.

            1. wilderness profile image98
              wildernessposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              We (my wife and I) had a WONDERFUL time, but it was certainly different than anything we'd ever done.  Never got a car, navigating through strange cities on foot for miles.  Stayed in a hostel, including a co-ed 12 person dorm room one night.  Did 3 weeks with nothing but a carry-on bag for each of us, and weather ranging from snowstorms to the 70's.  Rode the "Hogwarts Express", and saw things so ancient I couldn't truly fathom them.

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                It's like that for me every morning when I look in the mirror big_smile

                Have a great conference, everyone.

              2. Jean Bakula profile image97
                Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                You should definitely write about that trip! That's the way to go if you want to experience a country the right way. Some people want to get an all inclusive package, and that's smart for saving money in the Caribbean. But all the resorts are so homogenized now, you can't even tell what island you are on anyway.

                I love plants and so I notice new construction with plants and flowers that are one season old. I love Jamaica because it's a volcanic island, and I've seen trees and beautiful plants I've never seen anywhere else. But I also want to walk around the neighborhoods and meet people. I understand people want to be safe, but why go to another culture if you are going to lock yourself inside walls? Or complain the food is different than at home?

                1. lobobrandon profile image89
                  lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                  People actually do that? Stay at their hotel and complain about food? Haha, I find it hilarious.

                  1. Jean Bakula profile image97
                    Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                    Hi lobobrandon,
                    Truly, they do. I have relatives who know I love to travel, but they are afraid to go anywhere outside the U.S. One said, "Is the food the same as here?" I had to explain in a foreign country, they may make concessions to American visitors, but you get what they eat there, and hopefully you like it. One cousin went to the Dominican Republic when it first became more ready for tourism. I asked her if my Spanish was up to speed, and she said, "They can't get in, the fences keep them out!" God, racism too.

                    Disclosure: These are relatives on my late husband's side of the family, lol.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    I envy you guys.

  4. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 4 months ago

    Enjoy the conference smile

  5. snakeslane profile image83
    snakeslaneposted 4 months ago

    So exciting for Hub Pages people to be meeting up, I'm envious.

  6. Cre8tor profile image98
    Cre8torposted 4 months ago

    First flight lands in Chicago 7 central then Vancouver 1245 BC time. Excited it's finally here. Looking forward to meeting up!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Dan, did you land yet. Two of us are waiting for our driver at the location in the airport where we all meet. I would expect to see you here and Randy Godwin too. Amelia from Maven is here with me.

      1. Cre8tor profile image98
        Cre8torposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        No. Still in OH waiting to board. Still got a ways to go.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image99
          Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Oh, you meant 12:45 PM.  I thought AM since a few of us were arriving in the middle of the night.

          I just checked in at the hotel. Are you staying at the Fairmont? Or the Four Seasons. I met a girl from Maven who is booked that the Four Seasons.

          Have a safe flight.

          1. Cre8tor profile image98
            Cre8torposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            I'm at the Fairmont and yes, pm. I'll post again once I arrive.

          2. Cre8tor profile image98
            Cre8torposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Ok. Finally made it. Where can I find my HP folk?

            1. snakeslane profile image83
              snakeslaneposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              Try paging Randy Godwin!?
              Hi Randy! We are all waiting to hear from you...

            2. Glenn Stok profile image99
              Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              We are all meeting in the Ballroom at 7pm for dinner and keynote by James Heckman. Make sure you register so you get the pass you need to wear. If you need help, call me and I’ll meet you to walk you through it. But quick as I need to get ready. I’ll be in my room for a few minutes - 439.

              1. Cre8tor profile image98
                Cre8torposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                Thank you. Already did all that. Sitting by the bar now but didn't know dinner was at 7. Haha. Just ordered. I'm starving.

                1. Glenn Stok profile image99
                  Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                  Guess you’ll be eating twice. See you later.  The ballroom is passed the elevators on the lobby floor. Enjoy your meal.

  7. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    Natalie, leave me a message when you get settled. If you are booked in the Fairmont maybe we can meet for breakfast. For now, I’m going to get some sleep for a few hours. Didn’t sleep on the plane. It 4:20 AM here. Just got settled in my room.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Good night Glenn.

  8. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 4 months ago

    Talked with Paul about getting hubbers together here.  He said dinner is for us so the dinner option in your bag should have the HP group.  He also said if he could he'd try to get us together informally during gondola ride and lunch so look for him. (He's in a tan cap).  Hope to see everyone there.

    Randy - did everything work out with luggage etc.?

  9. Cynthia Hoover profile image95
    Cynthia Hooverposted 4 months ago

    I do hope to see updates from attendees! Wish I could have made it, enjoy everyone!

  10. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 4 months ago

    What's up for dinner for HP folks, any clue?  I'm at Stonesedge but I know that Glenn is somewhere different and both of us are somewhere different from Paul.  I wonder if there's a chance we could all be together considering we haven't met up yet during this conference excepts in a limited way.  I think I've met 4 or 5 others in addition to Paul and Robin.  Hoping this can happen.

    If there are any questions other hubbers have that you might want us to try to help answer while we are here, please send them on.  I can't promise we can answer everything but I am sure all of us who are here would like to get information back to you guys that would be useful.

    Take care!

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Try to remember everything, I'm dying to hear what you learn! I hope you have a safe trip.

    2. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Aww, thanks Natalie, hope you HP people can get together, send us a selfy! Worried about Randy's luggage lol.

    3. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Natalie, I would like to know about the new QnA feature and how we see short answers. Do these separate pages not constitute low-quality pages that HP once was against? What is the tactic being used by the team there?

  11. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    As it turns out we are all eating at Stonesedge. So we will be together with Paul.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Poke him with a stick. Ask why 90+ to 8.

    2. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 4 months ago

      Aw, no updates from the conference goers...

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        They are probably exhausted. They all came from different places and time zones, and it seems the time was limited to do whatever it was they did. Also, it seems they were separated, as each of them was asked to go because of a special ability.

        I can't wait to hear what they learned or ideas they discussed. I pray we don't have to make yet another change to all our articles, it took me until January 15th to fix all my pictures to the right sizes. And I notice even when I improve an old article, they recheck it. I had a book review, with an Amazon capsule selling the book, which I read. I changed a picture on the top because it was similar to the book cover. I put the Amazon capsule back. Sometimes the editors get petty. What's wrong with a book review selling the book I reviewed?

        But I don't want to revamp 141 hubs all over again!

        1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
          Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I wonder if they will sign a confidentiality agreement to learn insider Maven secrets? yikes

     
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