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Argh! I tempted Fate!

September 20, 2008 @ 17:24 By: gordon Category: General, Travelling, WordPress

A few months ago, I wrote about looking forward to WordCamp Toronto 2008.  I ended the entry with the following:

Hopefully, my schedule won’t change between now and then. 🙂

Well, it appears I was tempting Fate.

As it turns out, I am going to be in Quebec City at the same time for the 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. I have been a member of ICOMOS since the early 1990s and this will be the second general assembly I will have attended. I’ve been looking after the various behind-the-scenes things involved in their online presence since I joined and this will be an opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the people I’ve corresponded with over the years, so I really should be there.

Since it’s very difficult to be in two places at the same time, I’m not going to be able to go to WordCamp.  I emailed the organizers to see about a refund and found out that they’d even had a special prize for me as I was the first person to register.  Given that the registration fee isn’t much, I’ve decided to let the organizers use it to send a student to WordCamp instead.

Hopefully, there will be another WordCamp in Toronto or even Ottawa sometime in the near future that I will be able to attend.

One Response to “Argh! I tempted Fate!”


  1. Mathieu says:

    As I already said … "BOOOOOOO!" you can’t come – but don’t worry, we’ll be hosting WordCamp 2009 as well …



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