Lucky, lucky me. I get to spend the next 3 day listening to the world’s most pre-eminent activits, front line figures in the fight against poverty. Right now, the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton in midtown Manhattan is slowly filling up with CEOs, diplomats, journalists, development experts and practicioners – and you can feel the buzz. The opening plenary is gathering a pretty inspirational group of speakers: Lance Armstrong, Bono, Al Gore…. among others. I’ll be taking diligent notes to share with all of you (hi Mom).