After at least a decade, if not a dozen years, my convention experience has gone from the content to the connections. The content remains strong, the connections have become even more sturdy throughout the years.
This year, as in infrequent other years, was truncated. I went up Monday evening and returned Wednesday. In between the keynote highlights were Cy Wakeman and Laurie Reutimann.
IF you are not going to at least your local, state or regional convention, why not? There are great ideas out there, great connections to be made, and most importantly a chance to become greater than you already are.
In the mean time, I’m now ready to start planning my next convention experience, the 2012 SHRM National in Atlanta. After I write connection emails to those new & old connections.