I haven’t been to SIIM since it was SCAR, back in 2003. Somehow, the stars didn’t align properly until now, and with this year’s meeting in nearby Charlotte, I’m planning to be there for at least part of the time.
We have a new addition to the family, Sophie, who is keeping me busy in the meantime. She is a Havanese, a breed that came to this country via Cuban immigrants. We were going to name her “Cohiba”, but that didn’t seem to fit her personality. At 8 weeks old, she can sit on command, but there are still a few things she does without command that need work.
I do plan to be at SIIM on Friday and Saturday, and I promise, I’m going to spend some time in the educational sessions. But Caveat Vendor, I’m going to be wandering the exhibit floor, looking for the new and the different. If there’s anything you think I should have a look at, please let me know in the comment field below.
Sadly, I’m hearing that many companies, such as Fuji/Empiric, won’t have a presence at SIIM, a sign of the economic times. Still, there should be a lot to see, and I’m really looking forward to it.
See you in Charlotte!