As mentioned in my last post, I recently attended the POC Conference in Toronto. It was a fabulous experience and, in addition to having the honour of presenting to 70 professional organizers from all over Canada, I heard some excellent speakers, including Joe Roberts, The Skid Row CEO and Margarita Ibbott of Downshifting – Professional Organizing Solutions and Linked Learning. I talked a bit about what I learned on People in Connection Internet TV on Monday.
Learning is an important aspect of any conference, but so is networking, and I did lots of that too. I spoke with 15 of my past and current clients in one day, and was amazed to realize that was more than 10% of the conference delegates! Here are just a few of the special people I connected with:
I was thrilled to find out that Janine Adams, who came all the way from St. Louis, Missouri, was as excited to meet me as I was to meet her!
The only downside was that after such a long and busy day (I left home at 7:00 AM and was go-go-go until about 10:30 PM), combined with the time change and some noisy hotel guests (not POC members, I’m sure!), I was way too tired to go to WordCamp Toronto as planned.
On Sunday morning, I put on a black sweater and pants and deep red jacket, unintentionally choosing POC colours. I guess you can take Janet out of POC, but you can’t take POC out of Janet!