|Lunch lady-ing with luncheon speaker Jarrett Krosczka|
Our theme was "Play! Create! Innovate!" Besides an amazing line-up of programs and speakers. we had pretty much non-stop makering and demonstrations on makerspace mightiness, stations of creativity (coolers stuffed with "stuff" to create), shorter program times to allow for more meet-ups and plenty of fun throughout the day to engage everyone who attended.
|Battledecks champ with trophy |
makered while we competed
I re-connected with tons of colleagues, met lots of new folks and spent time chatting, planning, blue skying, listening, learning and most of all laughing. It may have been the best conference I have ever attended just for the sheer force of smiles and positivity going around everywhere. It made me appreciate how re-energized conferences make me.
And a thought struck me. As the gift-giving season looms for those struggling to find the money for association/conference expenses, maybe an idea might be to ask for a present of conference registration or annual dues. Might be more useful than another four pairs of socks, kitchen doodad and gift certificate to B&N. And it might get you closer to that place that fills the well of your enthusiasm and IRL connecting!