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By Daniel Hubbard | August 25, 2013

I spent last week in Fort Wayne at the FGS conference. It was great to be there and tremendously exciting to be there as a speaker. It was an intense week. There was a lot of inspiration to be had but not much time to think through a blog post.

I figured I would be speaking in one of the smaller rooms since I haven’t spoken at a national conference before. My first talk was on Swedish research, a niche topic. I checked where it would be and sure enough it was in a small room. After that presentation I thought it would be a good idea to know where I’d be speaking the next morning. I was more than a bit blown away—the second biggest room in the conference center. When the signs were set up showing the next day’s speakers I thought I really needed to double check. I found this pair of signs out in front of the big rooms with my name for the second talk in room A. The picture is disappointingly grainy (click it to have a good chance of actually reading it) but I still can’t quite believe the list of names when I look at it.

fgs speakers cropped shrunk The room was almost full. My best guess is that there must have been 200+ people for my talk. Maybe by next week I’ll be able to stop shaking my head…


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  1. Susan Clark Says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    As one of the lucky 200 who heard your Maps presentation I believe you were right where you belonged.

  2. Daniel Hubbard Says:
    August 26th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Thanks Susan! All of you made my day then. Now, you’ve made my day again!