Yep. That’s right. An addict.
I am addicted to professional conferences.
I recently attended the regional music therapy conference in Addison, Texas.
Three days of glorious time spent with others who are passionate about what I am passionate about, speak the language that I speak, and absolutely just love and believe in music the way that I love and believe in music.
If you’ve never been to a professional conference, I highly recommend it! It is an invaluable experience for networking, rejuvenating passion, exploring new ideas, incorporating research-based best practices, and just getting away from life for a couple of days!
I’ve attended regional and national music therapy conferences since college. I went to a transition and Vocational Adjustment Coordinator (VAC) conference a couple of summers ago. Then last year was my first CEC convention.
There are so many other opportunities and conferences out there that I can’t begin to compile a list of options but I would very strongly encourage you to look into it for yourself. But beware: It may become habit-forming.