My Trip To NYC and Istanbul, Turkey

(I’m writing this on Saturday morning… not sure when I’ll update the blog)

Tomorrow (Sunday) I head to the airport at 6am so I can fly to NYC.  Here’s my schedule:

Sunday, March 8

I leave home at 6am to arrive at 3pm in JFK and pick up the box of my books that Delta had lost from my trip two weeks ago.

Dinner with Tom York, a senior executive who I met through the ETP network.

Monday, March 9

Long Island from noon – 2pm: Social Media Business Tools and Technologies for Entrepreneurs, Small Business and Career Transitions 2009 and Beyond (This is a Bill Sobel event) This is focused more on Entrepreneurs and businesses.

Head back to JFK to go get on my Turkish Airlines (if you are my wife, or close loved one, don’t read this) … heading across the pond for the first time in my LIFE!  Wow!

From Monday night through Thursday night I’ll be in Istanbul, Turkey.  I’m doing a one-day event called Social Networking for Marketers, which will be simultaneously translated as I speak – I’m very excited to learn how Turkish business and marketing professionals are using social networking in their marketing, and to see how my message is received.  This is also the first trip that I’m not overbooking myself so I can do some sight-seeing and buy stuff for my family (more than the customary postcard, which my kids put on their wall)….!

Thursday, March 12

Arrive at JFK around 5pm.  I’m told all flights into JFK are late, so I have no idea when I’ll really get there, or get through customs… and I’m also told my body and brain will be messed up from jet lag for at least 2 weeks.

Great, another thing to mess up my brain 😉

I’m intentionally not scheduling anything on Thursday night although it pains me to have a whole in my calendar.

Friday, March 13

Hm, just read that this is Friday the 13th.  Hope things go well!

NYC, 7:30am – 10pm: Another Social Media Business Tools and Technologies for Entrepreneurs, Small Business and Career Transitions 2009 and Beyond (Bill Sobel event), but this one focused on career transitions.

NYC, noonish: Columbia J School (not sure where it is, but here’s a blog you can reference – hopefully Sree sees this and can leave a comment with details).  This is an open presentation where I’ll talk about “Next Generation Job Hunting,” sharing my own experience from the last three years and talking about how JibberJobber can be used by college students to prepare them for their job searches.  I’m sure I’ll talk about other cool stuff, too :p

NYC, 7pm (I think): Dinner with the ETP folks… I can’t find a link to this, so someone from ETP please leave a comment with a link, and let us know if there is more room to come.

Saturday, March 14

Morning: somewhere I hope to do an event but we’re still working on the details (looking for a free venue).  This is in coordination with some a meetup (more info later, I hope).

Afternoon: meet with with Dave Perry and Kevin Donlin… excited to meet with them!

7pm, fly back to SLC, arriving before midnight.

And after this I’ll be home for about a month… !  Yippee!

7 thoughts on “My Trip To NYC and Istanbul, Turkey”

  1. Off to drive to New York to meet Jason for dinner. The theme is ethnicity, although I am waiting for Jason’s input on his choice of cuisine.

  2. DETAILS OF JASON’S COLUMBIA APPEARANCE… Free and open to the public. Join us – if you can’t make it but would like to be on our mailing list for similar Columbia J-school events, e-mail

    Fri, March 13, 12:15-1:30 pm; Stabile Student Center
    Columbia Journalism School (#1 subway to 116th St at Broadway)
    TALK: JASON ALBA on Job Hunting 2.0. Meet Alba, founder of job-hunt-tracking site and author of “I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???” – and – as he discusses job hunting in the age of social media and his own entrepreneurial experience.

  3. Want to meet up with you Thursday night with Joshua Persky – pencil us for dinner!!

  4. Dinner and Networking with Jason Alba
    Friday – March 13, 2009
    6:30 – 8:30PM
    Sam’s Place
    132 East 39th Street (between 3rd Ave & Lexington)
    New York, NY 10016
    Reservations only – $45.00 per person
    Seating is still available cash only at the event.

    Admission includes choice of three (3) entrees, salad, desert, coffee & tea.

    RSVP: or

  5. Good afternoon Jason,

    I hope you had a great week and that your flight tonight will be without incident.

    You have been awarded the Lemonade Award by Bill Austin at Slow Cooker Recipes. Visit the link below to see what that means and what happens next.

    Lemonade Award.

    Thank you,

    Bill Austin

Comments are closed.