So excited for the NAPO conference!

5 March 2012

I admit it. I’m a conference junkie. Since I became an organizer in 2005, I’ve attended every conference of the my two main professional groups, the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (now Institute for Challenging Disorganization), plus three NAPO regional conferences, the Professional Organizers in Canada conference in Toronto last year and the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers conference in Brisbane, Australia, in 2009 (where I spoke).

For me, it never gets old. In two weeks, I’ll be attending the 2012 NAPO conference in Baltimore and I’m as excited as ever. Here are some of things I’m looking forward to:

  • I’ll be part of the prestigious Ask the Organizers panel (Part II) on Thursday morning, which is very exciting. I can hardly believe it.
  • I’ll get to see the many friends I’ve made over the years of going to these conferences. It’s a little like what I imagine summer camp was like for kids (never really went myself).
  • I’ll inevitably meet some fantastic organizers I haven’t met before and make some new friends.
  • At the Expo, I’ll get the inside scoop on the newest organizing products and trends and I’ll get to hang out with my friends at the Rubbermaid booth and at the ICD booth.
  • I’m taking the pre-conference session, Wardrobe Styling for Every Woman, For Every Day & Every Way, with Scott Roewer and Geralin Thomas. These fashionable folks will be chock full of amazing info, I just know it. I’ve been fortunate enough to have Geralin advise me on wardrobe for several years now (if you see me and think I look good, it’s because of her) and I can’t wait for this session. They’ll be bringing it. If you’re going to the conference and haven’t signed up for it, I encourage you to give it some serious thought. Here’s the promo video.

If you’re going to be at the NAPO conference, please leave a comment!

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I’m looking forward to seeing you again at conference, Janine. One of my recent conference delights was sitting down with you in a quite corner so you could show me how you put Mark Forster’s philosophies to work. See you in two weeks!

Julie Bestry 03/06/2012 11:36 AM

I will see you there!

Like you, I get so much out of the NAPO Conference. The sessions, the expo, the networking, the education, the brainstorming, the ideas, the inspiriation – it all fuels me for the remainder of the year.

I’m particularly jazzed and honored to be able to serve on the Ask the Organizer panel (part 1) this year!

I also take the opportunity to fly in a day or two early for a “retreat” with my Accountability Partner. We get a lot accomplished and get to connect in person (typically our work is done together via phone and email since we live in different parts of the country).

It really is a highlight of my business year.

See you in Baltimore Janine! Can’t wait to see you in person as well.

Debbie Rosemont 03/06/2012 11:39 AM

Julie, I can’t wait to see you! I don’t think I’ve had such an engaging conversation about time management as I had with you!

Janine Adams 03/06/2012 08:26 PM

Debbie, congrats on being on the other Ask the Organizer panel. I can’t to hear you and your fellow panelists! I loved last year’s Golden Circle panel.

I really look forward to seeing you! I agree, it’s the highlight of the year.

Janine Adams 03/06/2012 08:28 PM

I’ll be there! Woo hoo! :)

Erin 03/09/2012 08:31 AM

Hi Janine, looking forward to seeing you again at conference! We won’t have the chance to spend an entire cross-country plane ride together this time but I’m psyched to welcome you to my hometown :) Spring has arrived early in Baltimore, it’s beautiful!

Emily Herwig 03/11/2012 02:07 PM

Hi Janine, I am excited for conference and to see you again too! I will be attending the pre-conference session, Wardrobe Styling for Every Woman, For Every Day & Every Way, with Scott Roewer and Geralin Thomas too. Can’t wait!!

Anne Blumer 03/11/2012 06:06 PM

Erin, Emily and Anne: Can’t wait to see all of you!! Emily, I’m so glad that Spring has arrived in Baltimore!!

Janine Adams 03/11/2012 07:02 PM

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