To be able to have a conversation for more than five minutes is something that happens very seldom nowadays for me. Having two kids can have that effect. So to have the opportunity and privilege to have a conversation (or several) for two days straight is a luxury. And that is exactly what I have been doing for this past weekend.
I love to talk to people, people with great knowledge in areas I don’t always fully grasp but none the less want to discuss. I’m an eager speaker but even more eager to learn from those knowing more. This is one the reasons I’ve been going to SSWC (Sweden Social Web Camp, an unconference on a remote island with 400+ web geeks) for the last few years. But even there where we as participants create the conference it’s hard to find time to actually talk to people, you know the kind of the talk where you iron everything out and elaborate until all is done. One of the reasons this is happening at SSWC is maybe because of it size, 400 people are a lot of people that generates wicked cool sessions, but at the end of the session the conversation ends and are seldom continued somewhere else, although you have the opportunity.
So if you feel that your energy level is low and you need input from other people maybe you should gather a group of people that you know (or don’t know) and go to a remote island and just talk. As said, this is something I’ve been doing this past weekend and it was ..well.. just plain awesome. I can now meet the spring with more energy, a plethora of ideas and some new people to ask for advice when needed.
If you wonder where to go I can without question recommend Arholma Nord, superb service and food, not too fancy-pansy and just ~2h away from the inner city of Stockholm.