I was doing a little New Year house cleaning and realized I have way more reusable water bottles collected from conferences over the years than I can really use.

I doubt there is a market for used water bottles, so I haven’t figured out what to do with all of them, but I did have an idea that would be great for future conference planners. (You heard it here first!)

Instead of giving out NEW bottles at every event, like TechEd, invite attendees to bring a previous conference water bottle and when they show it at registration, they get an entry into a special drawing for something cool. Maybe give bonus entries for bringing a bottle from a competing conference or one that shows you are a committed alumni - 3 years prior or older maybe?

Speaking of conferences, are you attending TechEd 2014 in Texas? Registration is open!  Any other conferences on your calendar?