After an uneventful flight (upgrading to first class wasn’t worth it in my opinion, despite the long trip), I’ve arrived in San Francisco and made my way to the hotel, a very quick trip from the airport. This hotel is beautiful, and nothing like I anticipated for an “airport hotel.”
You can already feel the energy here for the event. People are walking around ready to get into the training. So far, most that I’ve seen have been Americans. Since people are arriving from all over the world, the event doesn’t start in earnest until later this afternoon to accommodate all sorts of different arrival times. Registration is still setting up but starts in less than thirty minutes, though, and then hopefully I can get my room so I can change out of travel clothes and into the “business-casual” look that’s suggested for the sessions.
I’ve noted from some online posts that some people who are arriving from Vancouver are a bit delayed, but hopefully they’ll get here in good time. Our Canadian contingent is only 115 individuals, so we don’t want to miss any of them.