This year the National Association of Professional Organizers annual conference will be held in Baltimore this week. It looks like a great conference with many opportunities to learn about technology, handling client issues, and marketing, to name just a few. However, I won't be attending due to the fact I'm still recovering from my ankle surgery in December. Such a disappointment, since last year was my first conference and I learned so much from it, as well as having an opportunity to get to know some of my local organizers.
The biggest things I learned about last year were Toodledo and Evernote. Such an impact these two tools have had in my life and in some of my clients lives! If I hadn't gone to the conference, I wouldn't have stumbled upon these tools (I literally stumbled upon Evernote since they had a booth which I tripped into. Yes, call me Grace).
The biggest thing I'll miss is watching Bill Rancic as the keynote speaker. I remember watching him on "The Apprentice", and having seen him speak on tv in various settings, I have been very impressed by his business savvy. I would have loved to see how he applied this to the organizing profession.
I do, however, have the opportunity to purchase a recording of any of the seminars that I'm interested in, such as "Organizing the ADHD Brain", using project management to organize, and more tech skills about organizing in the cloud. So I'll be posting the latest info I hear about on my blog.