Organizing to go Down Under

6 August 2009

I am so excited. Three weeks from today I fly to Brisbane, Australia. While I’m there, I’ll be attending the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers annual conference. I’m one of the presenters at the two-day conference. I’ll be speaking about using the internet to work with clients all over the world.

When I found out that the AAPO meeting was in Brisbane, I jumped at the chance to attend. My brother, his wife and two children live there. And I’ve yet to see them in their natural habitat. Oh, and I’ll get to meet their mini labradoodle, Dakoda.

So now I’m busy thinking about things like power adapters for my laptop, and what I’m going to do to amuse myself for something like 18 hours on airplanes. On its website, Qantas says that knitting needles are prohibited on their airplanes, which is a huge disappointment. But I’ll take my knitting, even if it’s packed in my luggage. I’m going to find out whether there are any knitting groups I might drop in on while I’m there. And maybe I’ll visit a yarn store or two.

Everyone warns me (like I wouldn’t know) that it’s winter there. It’ll actually be more like early spring. I’ll be leaving sweltering St. Louis in August and can look forward to temps in the 70s. That sounds heavenly. Brisbane has a temperate climate.

If you’ve traveled to Australia and have any tips for me, or if you’re planning to attend the AAPO conference, please leave a comment!

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Comments

We’re excited to have you flying in to speak to us too, Janine.

I’m from Melbourne, much further south and much colder than Brisbane, so I always enjoy Brisbane’s warm sunshine. Bring many light layers and you’ll be prepared for anything.

And try to get some sleep on your long flights. We’ll keep you busy once you get here. ;) Bon voyage.

Angela Esnouf Aug 10, 04:26 PM

Thanks so much, Angela! I’m so looking forward to meeting you and rest of the AAPO members.

Janine Adams Aug 10, 04:29 PM

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