I arrived this evening in Frankfurt and have been entertained over a beer by the overworked OCP for Bonanza, the conference I am chairing, and Claudia, former LCP with whom I am staying this evening. I have written down the conference goals and expectations in my notebook but that´s it so far. I expect an experience of winging it quite a bit, but I expect to be challenged (positively) on all fronts because this is Germany. I learned the art of facilitating from a German (thanks Maike) and it was a much more thought out and planned method than I would have intuitively developed. I expect an even greater similar challenge here. I go in a man, and I will come out a man who has been a chair. Given the theme of the conference they will have an extremely unusual opportunity to learn from a native what a rebel yell is.