Love or hate them? OWFI is this next weekend, and I won’t be going due to assisting with Open Water check-out dives for my students. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for this conference. What an eye opener, a heart breaker, an opportunity to grow. It was this same hotel where I met the man who changed my life. That’s another blog topic.
RWA National is just around the corner and I won’t be attending that one either. The crowds, BS, and workshops do not justify the expense of attending no matter how many free books or potential for learning. I was overwhelmed by information overload.
At our conferences, I ended up doing more work, becoming exhausted and wishing the entire thing was over. I had more fun during the drives to the airport. Each year, I promise myself that I will go to a few regional ones, but don’t. Other things get in the way, even for our awesome our RWI retreats!
So. . .do you love conferences or can do without them?