For #NAEA15, I tried to wade through and reflect on all of the events in a five-part series. It was fun to try and find common themes throughout the conference in hopes that others might be able to make connections for themselves as well as use them as guidelines for how to navigate my conference experience.
This year, however, I am going to try and wrap it up in a three-part list that groups together the sights, connections, and sessions I was able to experience.
Making a List
I was not always that type of person; it was something I married into (my husband has lists for lists) and something I get a surprising amount of satisfaction in doing (and crossing things off from it once it is done). There is something about an agenda, goal, or at least a guise of order that puts me at ease.
Maybe that makes me a little less original or spontaneous or cool, but I am good with it because my anxiety without such things is far, far worse.
In order to get ready for the conference, I thought of the list of things I want to experience (sights, sounds, and tastes of the city), people I wanted to connect with (new and old friends from around the country - and beyond), and knowledge I wanted to learn and share.
So, please stay tuned as I start to roll out my three major lists from this year's conference:
If you have any additions you would like to share, please do.
I am sure I missed a ton of great things from the conference (or even from the home editions) and would love to learn more from you!