Last week we talked about finding the parties before and during BlogHer ’11. At the 5 weeks mark to BlogHer to discuss organizing yourself now to make it easier for you when you get to BlogHer.
Now that parties and the itinerary have us thinking about how to keep track of when and where to be, my suggestion is to use the calendar on your phone. Every thing you want to go to put in the calendar, even if it overlaps with other things. In the notes section put the address/location. Have the reminder pop up 15 mins before each calendared event. Go through the itinerary for BlogHer, and do the same thing. I can guarantee you that the one thing you will ALWAYS have with you at BlogHer is your phone.
Do you have tickets to print out? Make sure you actually have to print them out, some places just want to see your ID. If you don’t need to print tickets, print the tickets to .pdf*, then save it in Google Docs. This allows you to go on your phone, laptop or tablet to show someone the tickets digitally. Saves you paper, and makes it super easy to find what you need.
Speaking of Google Docs, start putting anything you may need pertaining to BlogHer ’11 into your Google Docs including the itinerary. You’ll be able to retrieve them easily. If you do need to print them you won’t have to go searching later to print them out. Remember you can do this for your travel information, and hotel confirmations. Reduce the amount of paper you are packing by making everything easy to find.
Next week at 4 weeks, I’m going to talk about what to pack as far as clothing and shoes. See you then.
*If you’re on a PC, and need a way to create .pdf’s, you can download cutepdf for free.