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Friday Fun: Conference Presenter Requests

In late February I am presenting with Kyle Bates and John Dillon at the Wisconsin Instructor Coordinator Conference. We are co-presenting a series of workshops about EMS Education and Technology topics including social media creation for education, creating effective visual case studies, and using games to teach. Earlier today the Wisconsin Technical College EMS Education Director asked us, “Could you please send me any dietary restrictions and/or ADA/Special Needs for you, Kyle, and Johnso we can register you for the conference.”

I quickly replied that “Of course being from Buffalo Kyle only eats hot wings.” To which Kyle a few minutes later added his additional needs (all tongue in cheek). “Well, I’m glad that you asked. Here are my dietary requirements:

  • Like Greg said, Buffalo wings, from Buffalo, medium, with celery/carrots and blue cheese
  • Blue on ice (for those outside BFLO…Labatts Blue Beer)
  • Beef on Weck
  • 4 Cheese perogies with sauerkraut
  • 3 Potato perogies
  • Pink Jordan Almonds
  • Cherries with the seeds removed
  • 7 Snickers bars without nuts
  • Watermelon Blow-Pops unwrapped
  • Orange Tootsie Pops without the Tootsie


  • Nothing shiny
  • No squirrels, I hate squirrels

If you are looking for conference presentations rest assured Kyle, John, and make serious and reasonable requests. Contact me for a list of 2010 conference presentation topics.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.