TEAM/LIFE Leadership Conference in Columbus, Ohio
The next TEAM/LIFE leadership conference is happening in just under four days at the OSU Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. There hasn’t been as much hyperbole surrounding the event this year, even though it’s the big one-year anniversary of LIFE. This post by Lisa Hawkins got me thinking though (bold emphasis mine):
I’m sure that most of you share in my excitement and anticipation about the upcoming LIFE business leadership conference that takes place in Columbus, Ohio in exactly 4 days! Can you believe that we are only 4 days away from celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of LIFE? We are 4 days from seeing all of our friends from around the world where belief is at it’s best, new tools for building our business are released, and we are able to spend an entire weekend bonding with our fellow team mates.
Why bonding? Where else do you have an opportunity to ride in a vehicle for hours sharing experiences of flat tires, roadkill, and getting lost yet again in Gary, Indiana? Would any other group of people be okay bunking up with 6 or 8 adults in one hotel room? We must break every fire code when we stay at hotels!
Should we take Lisa’s words literally? Do TEAM/LIFE groups really pack them in six to eight at a time in a single hotel room? Isn’t that kind of cheating the hotel out of money they would received for additional room reservations? Does Lisa know what would happen if the hotel were to find out that this was happening? How would Hawkins (inc. Orrin Woodward and the other Policy Council members) like it if those on her team combined to have 6-8 people share one system each month?1
Looking at TEAM’s listing on BlockMeIn (the service they use for hotel reservations), you’ll note that two hotels (the ones closest to the convention center) are currently sold out:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OSU
3045 Olentangy River Drive
Columbus, OH 43202
Distance to venue: 1.17 miles
Springhill Suites by Marriott-Columbus OSU
1421 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Distance to venue: 1.79 miles
Anyone want to call these hotels to warn them that there might be violations of their room policies this weekend?
1 This question was suggested by @No Team For Me.