Here’s the speaking/travel that I’m expecting to do in early 2009:
January 17-22, 2009: My wife and I journeyed to Washington D.C. to see the Presidential inauguration. It was very cold.
February 4-7, 2009: I just attended the TED conference down in Long Beach. It was pretty amazing. I got to pick Bill Gates’ brain on his foundation’s criteria for what to fund, and to talk to a man who had a near-death experience about a year ago and how it changed his life. The speakers were top notch too. If I get a chance, I may write more about TED later.
March 13-17-ish, 2009: I’ve never been to South by Southwest , so I’m planning to attend that (it’s also in Austin, right after PubCon). Right now I’m not planning to speak, just to attend the “Interactive” part.
April 5-10, 2009: Taking a short vacation with my wife.
May 10-15, 2009: Taking a short vacation with my wife.
May 27-28, 2009: I’m speaking at Google I/O in San Franscisco.
May 30, 2009: I’ll be back at WordCamp in San Francisco.
June 2-3, 2009: I’m speaking at SMX Advanced.
August 23-28, 2009: Taking a vacation with my wife.
I’m not exactly sure how I backed into this much speaking/travel in 2009, but that’s how things are shaping up right now.