And, finally, as promised – the final round of MPACE pictures, including the social. We spent the last evening of the conference at the World Forestry Center, which had great exhibits, yummy food, tasty drinks, and Voodoo Doughnuts. No complaints here.
Indoor tree, and an indoor (pretend) owl. The tip of the iceberg of the "northwest-y" decor.
Getting back to my Pacific Northwest roots, posing with an old friend.
Wires from the Canopy Lift Ride - meant to simulate going to the top of a forest.
Did I mention that I'm afraid of heights? That's me and my courageous colleague, Michelle, braving the ride.
It went about twice that high, at a death-defying speed of (I'm guessing) 12 miles an hour. Then, we dangled at the top for eternity.
We're smiling because we survived.*
Birds-eye view of the band rocking out
Very Merry Northwest Christmas decor
Simulated rafting photo. There's me falling off the side, my colleagues saving me, and a constituent from CSULB assessing the situation. Apologies for the blur, but at least it feels like an action shot... right?
ROAR. Last shot of the night.
Bonus photo: I think I was one of the few who took the train out of Portland. I couldn't find Platform 9 3/4, so I took a picture of some windows instead.
*A references to a previous post I did where I got to use the same caption after a real-life rafting expedition, with pictures almost as intense as the one here.
This is it, you guys! Tomorrow is the day that hundreds of us in the college recruiting/career services fields will descend upon Portland, Oregon for the annual MPACE conference. I am flying out tonight, which means that I’ve got all my luggage and gear sitting in my office, ready to go.
To be honest, I'm excited to have a reason to get my warm jacket out.
What’s an employer resource card, you ask? It’s got a bunch of relevant information for employers – important URLs, contact info for multiple staff members, and key dates. Here is what they look like up close…
It’s our first time using them in a while, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, I’ll be blogging & tweeting from Portland, so I’m looking forward to keeping everyone updated. And for my fellow attendees, safe travels and I’ll see you guys up there!
Posted in Conference, Employer Relations, planning, recruiting, travel
Tagged 2011, conference, Dena Ogden, Employer Relations, MPACE, travel, UC Irvine, UCI, University of California