Friday, October 03, 2014
Conferences, Yea Or Nay?
Now that I've had seven novels of medical suspense published, I still attend the conference, but for different reasons. I want to see my friends. I want to catch up on the latest news. And I want to give back by teaching some of the things I've learned.
When I was in medicine, my attendance at various meetings was based on pretty much the same reasons. Initially it was to learn more, later it was to teach, and in both cases it was to see friends and learn some of the scuttlebutt that one doesn't see printed in journals or even newsletters.
No matter what your profession or even your avocation, I'm willing to bet you are aware of one or more meetings (whether local, regional, or national) that you could attend for much the same purposes. My question is, do you? If so, why? If not, I'd like to hear about that, as well. I look forward to reading your comments.