Well, it’s official! NACE 2011 is over and friends, I am exhausted! I lost count of the number of people I met, but I was able to tally a few final numbers (including Day 3). My apologies for the lack of posts near the end of the week. As you can imagine, there was PLENTY going on. Though, I will try to make up for it, beginning with:
Here is the real, daylight picture of my view, which I have been trying to post for about 6 days now.
Moving on, here is NACE 2011, by the numbers!
Disclaimer: some numbers are approximate
6…breakout sessions attended
6…networking events/socials attended (not including lunches)
4…trips to the coffee shop
24… songs danced to at the Glass Cactus.
18…elevator rides to and from my room on the 8th floor
0…pairs of boots purchased
1…swimsuit purchased (it’s a long story)
9…times that I wished I had a Southern accent (it’s my favorite )
3.5…actual days away
100+…new things learned
Stay tuned for more NACE summary!
Disclaimer: some of these stats are indeed approximate. I’ll let you speculate as to which.
1…coffee needed after all
2…times I felt spoiled by employers (thank you, Enterprise & Northrup Grumman!)
1…pairs of boots resisted (still).
1…much smaller souvenir purchased instead
85…degrees outside during the drive to dinner (this is a good thing. It felt perfect after an afternoon of AC)
100…percent of people I’ve met who’ve been in their job longer than me
100…percent of people who were supportive when they learned how new I am
0…lozenges needed today. Phew
100…percent of effort I will give to improve my photography skills.
NACE Tweet-up, 6/1. My first ever tweet-up!
My evening view!
My wannabe view. Really, this is a close-up of the miniature train train track in the lobby. Awesome.
Chandelier at tonight's restaurant. Digging the beads.
Photo credit: New friend Dylan of Enterprise (also digging the mysterious and artistic blur effect he created :o). Also, extra thanks to Nicole & Tracy, our hostesses with the mostesses. L-R: California table at last night's Enterprise dinner