The ACLEA Annual Meeting in Chicago will be the third meeting of the Vendors and Speakers SIG as we continue to gain momentum with our new identity. I envision our SIG as a place where vendors and speakers will discuss successes/challenges and build a supportive community. Ideally, members will leave with (and share) practical nuggets of wisdom and guidance. Some prompts we have utilized to generate discussion are:
- If you were doing a TedTalk for CLE vendors or speakers, what would be the two points you would structure the talk around?
- What is a measure of success at an ACLEA or any conference?
- Identify a goal you would like to have completed or at least started by the next ACLEA conference.
Additionally, we will identify highlights from relevant breakout sessions. Of course, we will discuss how the ACLEA conferences can be improved while also avoiding too much “problem talk.” Having said all that, please let me know how the SIG can be most helpful to you. One administrative note, we are looking for someone to co-chair with me and fill Kim Kett’s large shoes. Please let me know if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org). See you in in Chicago!