- Meeting and hopefully chatting with AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically. I love his writing and what seems to be his ability to take himself less seriously than others do.
- Meeting and hopefully chatting with Andrew Marin, founder and president of the Marin Foundation --
- Spending a bit of time with Ken Medema. Ken and I have worked together on a few events over the years. I find him to be an authentic, amazingly talented Jesus follower. His music is one of the highlights of any event he attends.
I'm also mindful that this event comes just a few days after Youth Specialties (A youthworker resource company owned by Zondervan - who runs the NPC -- Youth Specialties began the NPC several years back) announced a reorganization that results in the layoffs of 40% of their staff over the next few months. I'm sure I'll see several friends I've made over the years working with YS at youthworker conventions. I hope I'll be able to help share God's comfort and love with my friends.
It will be somewhat bittersweet, but I'm sure there will be highlights this week -- I'll post often.