Director’s Greeting: From DRI2013


There’s a great white shark patrolling the Jersey Shore. The Jersey Devil was sighted. Derechos and tornadoes were forecast this week, and some of that good old East Coast thunder and lightning even shut down the U.S. Open for half a day (not a good idea to be waving metal sticks around in a storm). And yesterday, my local nuclear power plant was ordered to make upgrades to avoid a disaster., and an alligator was found in a Philadelphia sewer (for real!).


Jaws Official Trailer #1 - Richard Dreyfuss Movie (1975) HD
Jaws Official Trailer

All that kind of made me want to rewind to last week, when I was safely ensconced at DRI2013 — in classrooms and the exhibit hall, among old friends and new, having fun while learning an awful lot (and far enough away from a building collapse; oh no, I think I may be a disaster magnet!). But I’m not a turn-back-the-clock kind of person because wishing you could turn back time is futile and because now I’ve got that Cher song in my head. So instead, I’m looking forward.

I’m looking forward to hearing from more of you about DRI2013 and using your feedback to plan DRI2014 so that we can make our conference the absolute best it can be. For those of you who did attend DRI2013, thank you! You will be receiving a post-conference survey next week, along with a link to all of the presentations. But you don’t have to wait to participate. In fact, you don’t even have to have been at DRI2013 to take our DRI2014 location survey (see below).  We’d like you to help us choose next year’s city. It’ll just take a minute and by Friday you must have an urge to tell someone where to go.  Make it us!

Buffy Rojas

DRI International
Director of Communications
(248) 630-7371
P.S. Philly locals, tomorrow you can catch “Jaws” on the big screenhere.

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