Twitter was aflutter with checkins from some of EMS’s top bloggers as they made the opening ceremonies of JEMS EMSToday conference here in Baltimore.
Last night’s Zoll Pre-Conference Blogger Bash was a resounding success and special thanks go out to Scott Kier (@MedicSBK) and Russel Stine (@HybridMedic) for arranging it and to Zoll for sponsoring it. We had guests of all backgrounds, from a few gold badges we know, to some new faces, the older and the younger, all gathered to say hello again and get ready for a great conference.
I’m currently nestled in my corner here in the room while Mr Setla is editing hours and hours of footage from yesterday. There was so much great conversation last night that we hope to share as much as we can as the show goes on.
There were some new faces in the crowd last night and I wanted to take just a moment and thank them for taking the leap of lifting their veil of secrecy ever so slightly. MadDogMedic and Shaolin Traumashere were in attendance and introduced themselves as such and we had, as we are loving to see, the second introduction. There is a comfort in knowing someone by their online presonality and then meeting them in person that is just awesome.
The show floor is open at 530 today and I’ll be in the Zoll booth, which this year has a neat sign with a picture of me, Thaddeus and Mark Glencorse at one of the first filmings of Seat at the Table. Very cool.
We went for a walk around the show floor earlier to give you an idea of the enormity of it and the wide variety of products, services and equipment on display. If there is something you want us to tell you more about, get on twitter and include hash tag #CoEMS or #FRNtv and we’ll do our best to find it and learn more about it.
After the floor closes we’re off to the inner harbor for the FireEMSBlogs meetup at the Uno’s. If you need a map or details, come find me in booth #3707 and I’ll get you a flyer. the firsst 300 folks get a free drink, so if I’m #301, mind if I sneak ahead? Last year the guys had a corner upstairs and we quickly overflowed. Tonight we have the entire restaurant. Yes, bloggers will be invading an entire restaurant.
No doubt there will be another flurry of updates starting around 8pm as folks assemble at the Uno’s.
Updates here as I can get them up, follow the youtube channel for video updates from EMSToday 2011.