9-11 was a pivotal point in the life of SimVentions. I’ll never forget the day. I was in Orlando leading a Simulation forum with just over fifty people in the room. The conference chair unexpectedly poked her head in the middle of my session, quietly made her way to me with a clear look of concern.
“Paul. Sorry to interrupt, but the World Trade Center just was hit by a plane, and so was the Pentagon. They believe it was terrorist attack. And they think there are terrorists still in the air.”
I couldn’t believe my ears. “Terrorist attack.” I pondered. Then she added, “We fear that there are still registered attendees flying to this workshop, who may be on some of those planes.”
When she shared that, my heart stopped.