We did it!
UT and I survived our presentation... we didn't fall over from stage fright and no one that attended fell asleep ;-) It all went smoothly. We started about three minutes late because people were still coming in and in the end there was standing room only and the door monitor ended up having to turn people away.
My only regret was that the organizers of the event got my name wrong on all the schedules, brochures and handouts and they didn't add in the description of our presentation either - despite the fact it was on our application forms and all they needed to do was copy and paste... oh well. Never mind... we had a good turnout anyway - and we had a wonderful time too.
Here's the part where I thank everyone.... hehe... like an awards ceremony....
Special thanks to UT for working so hard on this with me. It was so fun working with you. To Tankgirl - you rock! we made you sit through our presentation while we were rehearsing it and you gave us some very helpful feedback. Thanks to UT's daughters who came with their cameras and along with my daughter, TripoliGirl, helped pass out the handouts and worksheets to the people attending. And special thanks to A.Adam and Heba (two very special Libyan bloggers) for attending, commenting and cheering us on.