My Twitter account has been exploding with thanks from many of you, but really, these thanks should have gone to a whole lot of other folks, so in an effort to give credit where it's due, my sincere thanks to the below:
To our dedicated volunteer staff, who helped make this event run smoothly from the ground up:
Jules Ameel, Jill Arentson, Kenneth Kebaara, Kristen Findley, Jessica Meyer, Chris Cloud, Eric Johnson, and Melanie Linehan.
To Carmichael Lynch and more specifically, Ryan Houts (@mnplanner), for not only providing sound equipment, but taking the time to set up and test in advance and be on call throughout the event for the inevitable adjustments on the fly.
To Fallon for not only providing projectors and screens to bring the presentations to life, but for throwing a great welcome party on Wednesday night. Thank you Deborah Zavitka, Brad Zenner, Michael Fanuele, and the rest of the Fallon planning department for a great kick-off event.
To John and Rich and the folks from Carbonview for their generous sponsorship and fantastic party after day one.
To Tom and Amy and the crew at W5 for their continued support of Planning-ness as a founding sponsor.
To Zeus Jones for welcoming us into their space for a (delicious!) wrap party on Friday.
To each and everyone one of our speakers, who generously devote their time and energy to teach and inspire us. We know it takes a lot to prepare these kinds of sessions and take the time away from work to share with us!
To Dylan Thomas (@dylanhthomas) for being perhaps the ultimate unsung hero of Planning-ness. The creator of our web and mobile sites, fabricator of the QR code, the always-available coordinator of the details that inevitably fall to the wayside, and the ever-present support for whatever is needed both in preparation for and during the event.
And finally, to Mark Lewis, the one who makes this happen and the mastermind behind it all. Thank you for creating something unlike anything we've had in the industry, continuing to push Planning-ness forward, and making it accessible to all. As I've said a few times the past few days, the rest of us are just barnacles on your ship, coming along for the ride as you steer us into new and exciting territory. I couldn't be more pleased to have the chance to help you along the way.
Thank you everyone for all that you do to make Planning-ness a reality. Can't wait to see you all again next time!