A couple things to remember:
Camera batteries. (I get hives thinking about forgetting my camera charger)
Are you sharing a room with a bunch of other gals? Bring an extra hair dryer, it's a necessary evil! ;-)
Computer charger, or really a charger of any kind of our electrical appliances. Also a necessary evil, you really don't want your Kindle to die in the middle of your flight with four hours still to go. ;-)
Remember, the conference is scent free...meaning no fruity lotions or high powered perfumes. Some people are sensitive or down-right allergic.
First time attendee?
NO reason to be nervous! Every single one of us conference veterans (;-) are super excited to have you join us and the big-wigs at the "top" are great about making things simple and non-confusing.
Have you seen the list of classes offered this year?
They are STELLAR!
I'm hosting Susan May Warren's Continuing Education course and I know of at least one other Alley Cat in a similar situation. While at this point, you're committed to which class you're taking by your online registration, know you can always change your mind for the best courses for your need once you get there. It's sure to be a great time of learning!
Come prepared: bring a laptop, writing implement and paper, or whatever you're the most comfortable using for note taking.
I've personally been in contact with this year's conference photographer Jodie and she's AWESOME! Prompt on answering contacts, I'm excited to get professional PR shots done this year. She's cheap too.
Free Friday Night?
Think no further than the MBT pizza party, but it's your LAST CHANCE to RSVP. I promise, this party is totally worth it. Keli Gwyn...don't you dare mention my dancing again. ;-) I promise to keep myself under control this year.
Unless...Jessica R. Patch decides she wants to flash mob the party. Then I might be persuaded to join in. ;-)
Have you checked out the ACFW conference website? It's packed with great information, including Dallas entertainment and weather reports.
Are you driving?
If you're like Janalyn Voigt and myself, you might be taking a car to the conference. Parking is complimentary at the hotel, unless you request a valet. Hey, complimentary is ALWAYS worth it to me. ;-)
ACFW is always looking for volunteers, even last minute at the conference. I've got slots myself in the book store, dining room and registration table. It's a great way to meet awesome people and serve a fabulous organization.
Just a couple ideas for the great jam-packed four days headed our way. Any other ideas for things you've got planned?
Casey Herringshaw is a homeschool graduate and has been writing since high school. She lives in rural Eastern Oregon in a town more densely populated with cows than people.