I arrived at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs tonight to participate in the USOC's Olympic and Paralympic Assembly
. OUSA is one of the many organizations represented here, and our participation in the assembly was requested (and paid for) by the USOC. I'm not sure I'm the ideal person to best take advantage of this opportunity for networking and dialog - I find networking very challenging, but I'm here on a mission. Apparently many of the delegates are arriving tomorrow, so there was little to do after my 11:00 PM arrival than check in, order room service, and retire.
The Broadmoor itself is the most luxurious and elegant hotel I have ever stayed at. From my brief glance this evening, the grounds and facility exude class and refinement. I met Chelsy and Diane from USOC on the shuttle ride from the airport, and apparently I lucked out - the annual Assembly is typically at the much more bourgeois Doubletree hotel in Colorado Springs, with perennial detours to other cities, like Chicago. Katie is flying out tomorrow, and she will do work and relax while I am conferencing Thursday and Friday. We will likely do some hiking on the weekend and see the city.
It is unfortunate that I am so busy this week. In addition to the Assembly, I have to prepare for my upcoming supervisory committee meeting, put slides together for group meeting on Monday, finish a probability theory problem set, and get some work done on the OUSA strategic plan and convention.