Monday, March 22, 2010

EntConnect 2010 just a couple of days away - weather update

One of the annoying "traditions" of the EntConnect Entrepreneurial Connections conference in Denver is that somehow the weather has managed to be uncooperative half of the time. Last year there was a major winter storm the Thursday a lot of us were arriving. So, maybe this will be the half of the time when the weather is more cooperative. The EntConnect 2010 Entrepreneurial Connections conference is in Denver this week from Thursday, March 25, 2010 through Sunday, March 28, 2010. The main conference is on the weekend with activities, including skiing in the days before. The weather looks fine for Thursday and the weekend, but there is currently a Winter Storm Warning in effect for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. I'll be arriving from New York (Newark, actually) on Thursday, so I should be okay, unless there is some major air traffic disruption on Wednesday.

Here is the current weather forecast:

  • Wednesday, March 24: 60% chance of Snow Shower, high of 35F.
  • Thursday, March 25: Sunny, high 50F.
  • Friday, March 26: Partly Cloudy, high 58F.
  • Saturday, March 27: 40% chance of Showers, high of 41F.
  • Sunday, March 28: Partly Cloudy, high of 52F
  • Monday, March 29: Partly Cloudy, high of 56F.

Check out the official conference web site, but here is my 37-second elevator pitch for the conference:

Whether you are an entrepreneur or thinking about starting your own business or simply need a good excuse to go skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Entrepreneurial Connections conference (EntConnect) may be just the conference you have been waiting for. Targeted primarily at engineers (hardware, software, and other) and others with a strong technical interest, it is more of a loosely-structured "unconference", with plenty of opportunities for a relatively small group of participants (15 to 40) to network or even give their own presentations on a very wide range of topics from technology, business strategy, intellectual property and legal issues, accounting issues, finance, marketing, sales, and even selling your business. With plenty of time to ski or otherwise enjoy the mountains and Denver area (great time to visit Boulder or Colorado Springs as well), the conference is a great opportunity to "learn and share" and otherwise have an "out of box" experience. Participants and speakers range over the full spectrum from wannabes and newcomers to successful young entrepreneurs and seasoned veterans. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet up with former readers (and possibly even the publisher) of Midnight Engineering magazine as well. The conference runs from Thursday, March 25, 2010 through Sunday, March 28, 2010.

I have been attending the conference since it first started in 1992 as ME SKI '92 and then evolved into ENTCON and then Entrepreneurial Connections or EntConnect.

For a little nostalgia, check out the original ME SKI '92 conference announcement.

-- Jack Krupansky


At 8:53 PM EDT , Anonymous Chris Seto said...

At least it looks like good WX for fun day on Friday...


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