The title of this post says it all – cf.Objective(ANZ) 2010 in Melbourne is over and I’d like to take a moment to state that it was an awesome conference, thx to everyone involved: Mark, Justin, AJ, Darren and last but not least our fabulous event manager Julie Allen for putting this together. It’s been a pleasure being on the committee again and working on creating an agenda of sessions that attract people from all over Australia and New Zealand to make their way to Melbourne.
All in all I think it went great. We moved to a new venue that turned out to be much better re location, conference area and food. The wifi and the internet connection was one of the best wifi networks I’ve ever seen at a conference all over the world – setup and managed by the awesome folks of Nodecity.
I don’t have the final numbers yet, but I think we’ve grown the attendee base slightly compared to 2009, a big thanks to everyone who attended. The whole conference wouldn’t have been possible though without our awesome speakers and sponsors. I feel we’ve managed to put together a very nice mix of locals and international presenters as well as alumni and fresh talent :-). Offering full-day workshops at this year’s event for the first time, I was a bit unsure how they would be perceived by the target audience and I’m also extremely pleased with the outcome of those. The three workshops attracted 12, 8 and 5 participants each which is much more than I anticipated. Again: Big thumbs up everyone!
I’m sure more people will blog about the Melbourne conference and I’ve seen on Twitter that a few folks already have started to post their presentations on the various slide sharing services. A good starting point might be to search for the cfoanz hashtag 🙂
All that being said – cf.Objective(US) 2011 is approaching soon (Mid May 2011 and to be held in Minneapolis). Sean Corfield has passed the torch of content chair to Bob Silverberg (have a look at Bob’s post if you’re interested in presenting or learning more about the process of how cf.Objective(US) is going to work out their agenda) and I’m sure it’s going to be a great event again. Check it out!