What do the Ewings, Top Chef and the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) all have in common?? DALLAS!!! Woo hoo. I just booked my flights for the LMA Annual Conference to be held in Dallas (ok, Grapevine), Texas, March 15-16, 2012. I’m looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues, along with the programming and networking events (including LMA’s Night Out, followed by the Akina Night-Cap event). If you haven’t done so, save the conference search #LMA12 over at Twitter to follow along, AND don’t forget to introduce yourself to the on-line crowd there. Many of us will be live tweeting from the conference for those who cannot attend, or cannot be in two sessions at once. LMA also has the official conference group on LinkedIn, so start connecting with your peers now. In fact, I just RSVPd to my first event on Tuesday night hosted by Siteimprove. It’s open to all us early-birds. So go register at their LinkedIn event page. Have you seen the Texan Station there??? When they say they have the largest TV screen, they mean it. Perfect for MARCH MADNESS!!! And the smoked brisket was to die for!

Hot guys NOT included
I arrive on Monday night as we have an LMA board meeting on Tuesday, so I’ll definitely be attending the pre-conference programs (still can’t decide which. QuickStart, SMORS or the CMO Summit) and the post-conference session: Achieving Measurable Lead Generation, Increased Brand Awareness and Business Development through Social Media. And for those asking, why, yes, I will happily deliver Girl Scout Cookies! Just place your order via Twitter or leave a message in the comments below. I do advise everyone to wear your flats and comfy shoes; it is a Gaylord Property after all. And I would definitely download the App for the hotel as it contains a much needed property map. And, for those of you too young to remember DALLAS … the Kardashians have NOTHING on the Ewings. Lucky for us, there’s a whole new generation of Ewings on their way to the small screen. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wl8wPLEqKA&feature=fvsr]