Earlier this week, I went west for my first UCDA event. I had the pleasure of joining 80+ communications professionals at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. The conference theme was renewal and rejuvenation. And it was.
I gave two presentations for the #designsummit program:
I had time on a plane when electronic devices had to be turned off and stowed so I scribbled these thoughts about the #designsummit while landing. Here goes:
- There are many expert and committed people working in our colleges and universities and we need to make more room for their ideas and talents. I salute them.
- People really want to do exceptional work. And that’s a good thing.
- Change is a part of the equation and always will be. My favorite quote from the conference came from Jerry Takigawa’s keynote entitled Reality is Subject to Change. Jerry’s slide with this quote from Charles Darwin spoke to me, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
- Warning: these remaining thoughts will only make sense if you were there:
Thanks a lot UCDA. I enjoyed myself immensely.