That's right folks, yours truly is departing the MASIE Center and returning to Washington D.C. to work with my old buddies at Booz Allen Hamilton and some other opportunities that I can't exactly talk about right now but which I'll happily talk about when they firm up a bit more.
Let me just pause right there and say something to Elliott Masie. I want to say thank you. Thanks for all the help you provided in my family's not-so-easy re-location to Saratoga Springs. You really went above and beyond the call there. I also want to say thanks for such a great learning opportunity. Working at the MASIE Center and watching Elliott and his tremendous team build a new conference like Learning 2005 from the ground up was an invaluable experience. I also wanted to thank Elliott for trying to teach me to better see things from other people's viewpoints. I wasn't always successful in that endeavor but that was my fault and not Elliott's and I want to apologize if that particular shortcoming ever caused you (Elliott) concern - that was never my intent I assure you.
Elliott was also willing to try things that I brought to him like Wikis, virtual worlds and some of the learning-focused open source projects. I would encourage everyone who hasn't to visit the Learning Wiki, which was originally created for Learning 2005 but which has already extended far beyond that conference. So, thanks Elliott for the experience and the learning - I'm better because of it.
There you have it...new job..new chapter in life... but the blog will remain (although I am looking at some cool new ways to liven up the old joint!). Thanks for reading and keep on learning!