Conference tweets are a little like brunch pics on social media.
Sometimes I want to reach out and say, “Shhh, it’s OK. I’m so happy that you’re happy with your eggs, but you don’t need to show them to me.”
Then again, sometimes you see a pic that makes your mouth water and you think, “Next time, that’s going to be me eating that yummy food.” Or you go into your kitchen and cook up something delicious right here, right now, inspired by your friend’s experience.
Maybe that’s why we can be so manic on social media. We want other people to feel what we’re feeling. We want to share the glow.
That’s what I hope to do when I share my experience at Stanford Medicine X, where the glow is so very bright. I want your mouth to water. I want you to get some of that good stuff for yourself, either by finding your way there next year or finding something similar locally.
I put together a Storify to capture the spirit of the panel I was on along with Pamela Ressler, Meredith Gould, and Colleen Young (pictured above). The experience of preparing for that panel — and sharing the conversation so openly with the world on the livestream — was transformational. I think we are really on to something. I’m not going to let the fact that the conference ended stop me from continuing to push forward on what we learned together.
Post-panel photo by Gilles Frydman
If you want to see more of our brunch pics from Medicine X, check out:
I’ll add links to other sources of the Medicine X Glow if I spot them. Please post in the comments if you’ve got ideas about our panel topic: how to create, build, nurture, and spread community in health. And, related: how to share the magic of being at a conference (or brunch).
Oh, and compliments to the chef, Larry Chu, and his crazy-talented crew who cook up Medicine X for us. Delicious, year after year.