So much gets packed into 3-4 days and everyone's experiences are different. We go away with a variety of highlights or "a-ha" moments.
I thought I'd poll some of my RWAustralia & RW New Zealand friends and ask them to recall their most memorable moments of the conferences they've been to.
Over the coming weeks I'll be featuring these as snippets and as you'll read, you'll see just how special coming to conference can be. For any first timers out there, don't be nervous or afraid of going to conference. More often than not you're going to find yourself welcomed VERY warmly and will probably go away with a host of friends whom you can't wait to meet next year at conference.
Jane's Memories: My very first RWNZ conference gave me huge confidence to keep on going with this writing business. There I was in a room of like-minded women and at last I wasn't alone.
Then there is the excitement and nerves of pitching, and getting a request. And, of course, if you head across the ditch, there's the wacky and wonderful costumes of the Aussie cocktail party attendees.
No one major moment stands out, except that as I head home from every conference I have a sense of renewed energy and purpose, a long with a dose of determination to keep on going.
See you there!