by Deb Cook Lewis
Last year when we went to Omaha, it felt to many of us like we were crossing a bridge between the virtual and hybrid world. We still have much work to do in determining how our future conventions will look and feel, but I think many will agree with me that this year in Schaumburg felt much more like the conventions we know and value. This year we had a full complement of both virtual and in-person tours, exhibits, session topics, social event, business and plenary sessions.
It all happens because of the amazing work and dedication of our ACB staff, volunteers (both members and from the community), and everyone who registers and attends our convention.
We have our convention framework set for the next two years, which gives us time to explore options for how best to move forward. This year we will be asking you to tell us what you value most during the convention time, and what activities, if any, might work just as well in a different format or a different part of the year.
We have learned a lot, but there is still much more to learn and explore as we shape our future together.