Insanity or getting ready for two conferences at the same time

Given that I work for a mental health association, I have the right to use word “insanity” to describe the last couple of weeks.  APA’s convention and ASAE’s annual meeting are back to back.  Which means for the past few months or so, I’ve been preparing very different presentations for both, planning different outfits for both and just trying to maintain common sense throughout the process. So far so good I must say. 

APA has been fantastic.  This was the first convention I was able to attend and I’ve enjoyed it.  Psychologists are among the nicest people you’ll ever meet.  They love what they do and don’t mind sharing that fact with you.  Our first convention Hill day was a smashing success.  I didn’t sound like a complete idiot during my presentation.  I found all of my meeting rooms within 5 minutes of the session start time. 

Tomorrow begins the transition.  I have one APA event left to attend.  Then, I take off my staff badge and put on my member badge as I head west to St. Louis for ASAE.  It will be my first time in the “Lou” and I’m so excited.  I’m looking forward to seeing my association friends old and new.  I’m really looking forward to Ignite.  This will be a huge challenge for me, but I plan to have fun with it either way.  I have one other thing happening that I rather spring on people.  I’ll say this: If I were you, I’d make sure I attend the opening general session 😉 

Safe travels everyone as we get ready to invade St. Louis.  If you see me and I look a little tired, you now know why.


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