Sara Diamond is a real multi-talent. She is a curator, writer, artist, conference organizer, arts board member, technology executive…. and is currently the president of Ontario College of Art & Design. She also has great clout. I was stuck in customs at the Calgary International Airport because the customs officers needed proof I was there as an invited conference speaker. I did not have my paperwork handy. As I struggled to find evidence of my visit, I dropped Sara Diamond’s name. Oh. OH! They said. Oh if she invited you it is certainly OK. I think I still needed to show some token scrap, but her name was almost enough on its own to get me through customs. That was actually pretty cool.