With just two weeks until our 109th Annual Convention in Kearney, Ne – things are now into "crunch-time". If you have ever planned a large event, say a graduation party, anniversary party, class reunion or even a wedding – you know what I mean. (Fortunately most of those are one-day events, whereas this is a three-day event.)
As the event coordinator for the Big I, I handle a lot of the preparation items for the convention. But the planning starts way back in January with the Annual Convention Committee. As we narrow down the theme, instructors, topics, etc. then starts the fine details such as promotional pieces, website registration, tickets, programs, signs and banners, room set-up, decorations, menus, supplies, name badges, class handouts and more.
Our conference room in our office begins to look like "ground zero" with all the items that we will take to the convention. (Right now it is looking like fall and Halloween are in a war.) And don't forget about the TV that we will raffle off for PAC. (Buy your tickets here.)
Convention is a great way to not only get up to 12 CEUs from some of the best instructors in the country, but it also a great networking opportunity with other agents and vendors. This year we also have Congressman Adrian Smith speaking at lunch on Tuesday, Oct 25th, a Beer and Wine Tasting event prior to dinner and Costume Contest on Wednesday, Oct 26th and Jen McPhillips, IIABA's Vice President Federal Gov't Affairs speaking at lunch on Thursday, Oct 27th.
There is still time to register, so make sure to join us at this "Spooktacular" event. Click here to register.
See you in Kearney.