Conference Advice for the Hapless
You walk into a conference and the first that happens is you get branded as a conference-goer. You check in at registration and someone hands you a conference badge and a lanyard for the badge that is imprinted with some advertisement right on it.
You don’t get a choice, either. It’s the lanyard sponsor, so you’re suddenly stuck with a bright yellow necklace with Sunny D logos even if you’re diabetic or a blue one with white Ford logos though you’re a Chevy fan who would rather set yourself on fire than to root for Carl Edwards. It’s not like you get to pick from three choices, either – “Would you like Pepsi, Big Papi’s Sex Toys, or Lamisil”?
Nope. You’re stuck, because if you want to get into the show and get your turkey sandwich at lunch, you have to have your Official Conference badge. So plan ahead, people, and avoid looking like all the other yutzes with their matching lanyards.
p.s. I have never actually tasted Jagermeister and don’t plan on trying it, but people seem to love the crap, and you have to admit, I’ll probably be the only one there with this badge holder! Unless Jager is a Major Sponsor.