Yesterday afternoon topped off a great day at the conference. The afternoon ended with discussion circles and panel sessions. After attending the professional development events, ASPA hosted its exhibit hall grand opening. Attendees were excited about meeting and greeting the exhibitors and seeing what they had to offer. Shortly after the exhibit hall opening, attendees headed to the Welcome Reception at Camden Yards. The event was located at a renovated warehouse. Attendees were able to socialize with one another as well as fill their stomachs with a great meal! The food and venue was amazing and definitely a great location for the event.
This morning, I started the day at 5:45 a.m. with a staff meeting. While beginning the staff meeting, the firm alarm sounded and we had to evacuate the building. We waited for approximately 20 minutes before returning to the staff office. Luckily, there was not a fire.
We began the day with section and committee meetings and posters on display. Currently, the exhibit hall is open and attendees are participating in a coffee break. The exhibit hall is very busy and attendees are enjoying visiting the booths and picking up goodies.