About 2,200 registered. About 1,500 were expected throughout the day (not all at the same time). There were over 800 in the Who's Here at one point when I was there.
Just a few notes from the webinars:
- Interesting quiz at www.whatanimalami.com.
- Put the Lessons Learned document as a line on the RACI chart to make sure it's covered.
- Idea for an article / presentation: Adapting the PMBOK for small companies.
Made a couple of contacts, but networking will require some practice at these virtual conferences. Random encounters on the exhibit floor were not possible with this particular software. There was a list of people attending with some profile capability, but it was not extensive. I think over time we will all develop more skills with working virtually in environments beyond email / forums / chat. Maybe not as extensive as Second Life, but beyond what I experienced today. I did become more comfortable with the technology as the day went on although my attention span was waning by the last webinar.
Jim De Piante had a very helpful webinar with lots of tips on managing virtual teams. Subsequently I found where he writes blog entries at PMI, so will follow up on that.
Overall a worthwhile day and I'll apply for the PDU credit later this week.
A few screen shots from the symposium software:
Conference Visual Simulation
Exhibit Hall -- only PMI at this one,
but you could imagine vendors joining as more of these are done.
List of sessions. This had only one track, but I would think multiple tracks are possible.
Networking Lounge (chat)
Who's Here (List of Attendees)
Profile had limited information though you could upload an Avatar (photo).
Most did not upload a custom Avatar or photo (80x80 pixels).