Okay so this is awesome. I'm here at the Innovation 3 (cubed) conference in Dallas, hosted by the fine folks at Leadership Network. Conferences crack me up, because of how they bring similar people together who do similar things in other areas of the country, and we all gather together and sort of know each other but not really, it's more that we know what we all do, because we're all doing similar things all over the place.
But like I said, we don't really know each other. The twitter madness of this conference has proved that, as we're all twittering and barking comments about the conference to each other while in the main session today.
But then I had a great exchange with a good friend who I haven't seen in a long time. He's a multi-site brother who paved the way for multi-site at a church who shall remain nameless, but rhymes with Crillow Week.
Anyway, I say hello to Jim Tomberlin, (whoops, not so nameless now) who gives me a big hug and then our convo goes like this:
Jim: I'm so proud of what you're doing out there in St. Louis. (we're not in St. Louis.)
Eric: I'm not in St. Louis, Jim.
Jim: Oh, sorry I get all you guys confused, I meant Troy.
Eric: Troy's in Kansas City.
Jim: Right. You guys are doing such a great thing with your big ideas and dreams.
Eric: Yes, thanks. How's Colorado?
Jim: I'm in Phoenix now.
Eric: Oh right.
Jim: I was in Colorado before Illinois.
Jim: Great to see you!
Eric: Great to see you!
And then we walk away and do the same thing to a million other people today. Fun!