Everyone gets so hyped about attending conferences. You go there, you collect as many business cards as you can, you write down notes, quotes, and things to follow-up with. You instantly get empowered and invigorated with the amount of energy and ideas that flood your mind and new-found relationships. You struggle over which break-out session to attend, because all five of them are titled so well, and they are all happening at the same time. Whew, you hope this never ends. And then you get home. Works starts again, long lines at retail stores, your purse/wallet/notepad fills up with daily living receipts and to-do lists. It’s not until weeks or months later that you come across those business cards you collected, or remind yourself that you still have the conference program with short-hand notes you can’t decipher. Who was this person whose name I circled and put a smiley face next to? Algipth Ep???
If this is you, then the Come to the Table Conference had you in mind. The masterminds of this year’s conference, Sarah Gibson and Francesca Hyatt, had the forethought to record each break-out session and to email a directory to all participants. Brilliant!
Looking at some of these videos reminded me of the relationships I formed. I still keep in contact with people I met for the first time at the Piedmont and the Eastern conferences . If you missed attending these conferences in real-time, I invite you to take part through the recorded sessions. And if you hear a song in the video, since you are online anyway, look up the lyrics and sing along, after all, you are a part of the conference now.
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
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