I know I am.  I hope to see a few of you there.  I will be one four panels this year; two for MVPs and two talking about new features in CRM 2013.

One of the most exciting parts for me of this year’s conference our user group, xRMVirtual, celebrating five years!  It’s hard to believe that five years ago, on a bit of a whim Shan McArthur and I jumped off a cliff and started this great virtual community.  We share a passion for the user community and love to bring the meetings to you every month.

Here’s the standard advice for any professional conference:

  • Good shoes are a must.
  • Have a game plan.  Review sessions in advance, find the ones you must go to.  Know that even if the topic is not something you need to learn RIGHT NOW, that maybe the networking in that session should be your goal.
  • The expo hall has loads of value
  • The parties have loads of value, but this is a professional conference, eat and drink appropriately.  It’s all about the networking and seeing people relax and be real people.
  • Don’t be that one drunk dancing on the stage.  Dancing is good, just be the sober happy dancer.
  • If you are there to build your contact list, then be involved.  Ask questions at sessions, talk to booth staff, etc.
  • Find people you know from online (me?) and say hi introduce yourself.
  • Everyone there is approachable, regardless of their job title. 

See you there.