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The Community is Gathering for TribeCon

October 27th, 2009

Taylor Davidson walked into Launch Pad yesterday, and I knew TribeCon had arrived. I don’t quite know why, but after all the work that has gone into this, having Taylor walk in was a powerful and emotional trigger for me. Not that seeing Nathan Heleine and Michael Karnjanaprakorn was too shabby, having them show up yesterday was great too.


But something about seeing Taylor. Probably because of our shared experience at SXSW and the fact that he has traveled the world since he was last here.


Anyway, TribeCon has arrived, and I am soooo ready for it.


I can’t wait until the other speakers and friends start rolling into town over the next two days. I can’t wait to toast the first NOLA Brew Houpitoulas on Wednesday night here at the Launch Pad and kick off the weekend with our Tribe. I can’t wait until everyone strolls into the Bingo tent on Thursday morning to see what an amazing atmosphere we’ve created for this conference. I can’t wait til you see the t-shirts, stickers, and all the beautiful collateral that Justin Shiels designed. I can’t wait to hear so many of the wonderful speakers take the stage and share their inspiring stories and messages about community building. I can’t wait to break bread (well, actually Jambalaya) with everyone at lunch, sitting at a 200 person picnic table under the oaks in City Park. And I can’t wait to hang with everyone in the TribeCon Lounge all weekend, our very own oasis in the center of Voodoo.


If you are still on the fence, take it from Champ Superstar, (and trust me) TribeCon is going to be an amazing experience. You will learn, share, connect, and be inspired. If you are committed to this community, to our community, to New Orleans, I’m asking you to join us for TribeCon. We’ve worked so hard, come so far as a community. Come share this experience with us. It’s very personal to me, but this is about all of us. If you haven’t yet, I am asking you, please buy a ticket right now and Join the Tribe. If you have, thank you.


Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this a reality. Thank you to all the groups that have supported us along the way. And most of all, thank you for being there with us on Thursday.

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