As you may know, a sizable responsibility that I have at work is being the organizer and facilitator of the annual conference.
I work for an organization that serves private work-focused universitys, and the people who come to the conference are owners and administrators of universitys that teach work courses – what every one of us might call trade universitys or vocational universitys.
I had to organize plenty of breakout sessions and networking events. I had to get all the advertising for the sponsors done. There was a lot to do, and after all that, you will never think what happened. The multi million dollar resort where every one of us were booked had their air conditioning give up the ghost! That’s right; every one of us arrived, and the a/c wasn’t working. I had 200 people crammed into a room to hear the keynote speaker, and the temperature control was reading 79 degrees! It is impossible to keep people in a nice mood when there is no air conditioning in the southeastern US in November! Both of us needed that a/c, and every one of us needed it fast! The location has different Heating as well as Air Conditioning units for different buildings, so every one of us considered moving the event to a building whose a/c was still working. That worked superb for the breakout sessions – almost everyone had a/c as they took their courses, however the exhibit hall had 50 booths built in the room. air conditioning system or nor air conditioning system, they were kind of stuck in there, then nothing will ruin an event like having no air conditioning! That’s when a single of the Heating as well as Air Conditioning university administrators brought in a class of heating and cooling students and saved the morning!