Here I thought I was being so forward-thinking when I suggested conference organizers include a recharging station at their meetings so participants could get their laptops, netbooks, and phones nice and juiced. I just took a quick skip through ASAE's annual conference Web site and saw that they had the same idea, right down to using it for sponsor-bait:
"Charge your cell-phone at one of two stations conveniently located in Connection Central in the South Lobby and in the CEO Networking Center. Come learn about the Association of the Future (AOTF) project and meet the volunteers while you charge your phone. A special thank you to our Corporate Partner, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, for sponsoring the charging stations."
One more thing to miss about missing ASAE this year!