For a long time I thought and said…. “when I grow up I want to wear a yellow lanyard”. Well, I haven’t particularly grown up or changed but next week will be my first wearing of a yellow lanyard as I work at #ULearn13. I have just read over the job sheet with my commitments for the week. I have just checked my commitments on the social media team. I have just tweaked my presentations yet again. I have my costume sorted for “all that glitters”, minimalistic to the extreme. I am about to pack and head to Hamilton very early on Monday morning. What am I looking forward to most. Undoubtedly, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. Ulearn is the ‘social’ learning conference of the year for me. It is a time to catch up with people from all around NZ, those I know and those I am yet to meet. It is a time to really discuss the current successes and challenges and network with others on similar journeys. It is a time to give, of yourself, your time, your ideas, your passions. It is a time to take, ideas, names, resource links, wonderings, opportunities, and take note of where we are at and where we are heading. It is a time to really make the most of every moment… to talk and hug and share and laugh. It is a time to be in the week that is #ULearn13.