I leave this morning for Orlando to attend the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers. I have to admit that I’m a bit of a conference junkie. I really benefit from the information and energy of a conference full of passionate folks.
This is my fourth NAPO national conference; I started going the first year I was in business and I think that was probably the smartest thing I did for my business that first year. It requires an investment of over $1000 when I add the registration fee to hotel and airfare, but it pays for itself in terms of education, confidence, and connections made. Oh, and then there’s the trade show full of the best and brightest organizing products!
One evening, there will be a “TweetUp” — a meeting NAPO members attending the conference who are Twitter users. Props to Washington, DC-based organizer Scott Roewer for doing an amazing job of organizing the TweetUp,
This year I’m sharing a suite with the fabulous Geralin Thomas of Metropolitan Organizing in Cary, N.C. I’m so excited to get to spend some quality time with her!
I’m hoping to blog while I’m in Orlando. I just re-read a post I wrote from last year’s conference in Reno and it’s made me all the more excited for this year’s conference!