I’ve been recruited by NTEN for my favorite volunteer task: staffing the NTENer Center. I’ll be at the Center on March 4th and 5th. My job is to answer questions, engage people in conversation, and introduce them to each other. (Actually, that’s what I enjoy doing throughout the conference – you can flag me down whenever you like, and not just when I’m on duty at the NTENer Center.)
My first nonprofit technology conference was the precursor to NTC, the Circuit Rider Roundup in Denver (2001). It struck me then that it was really important to assist all attendees in feeling welcomed and included. I like introducing people to each other, and have been doing my best ever since.