Oh yes, the Mary Tyler Moore jokes start now because IASSIST is headed to Minneapolis for the 41st annual conference. IASSIST is all about data and is an excellent conference if you want to meet data professionals from all over the world. Even though my job is only part-time data support, I keep going back because of the network.
This year is special because I was co-chair for the program. The biggest benefit of being a program planner for a conference is learning patience. I was never good with that, but hey, who says you can’t teach an old girl new tricks. But the program is (mostly) set and is looking good. Just like Mary’s hat. I’ve already promised someone I will post notes, so come back for more data if you are interested.
Admittedly in addition to the learning and networking, I attend conferences because I like to eat in all of the wonderful places. I’ve been reading and researching Minneapolis food and put it all on my handy IASSIST/Minneapolis google map. Let me know if you have any suggestions for eating, relaxing, drinking, etc. I haven’t gotten to St. Paul yet, but soon soon.
PS: Ever listen to the sexist second verse of the MTM theme song: “You have the looks and charm and girl, you know that’s all you need.” Sheesh.