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#ASJANY2018 Annual New York Conference Recap

While the annual ASJA event in NYC was over a week ago, I'm just now able to settle in and give you an update. In short, it was probably the most amazing event I've been to in years, and I'm happy with both the professional and personal outcomes of my investment.



Here are some of the perks:

1. Volunteerism is alive and well.
As Volunteer Co-Chair for the organization, I was able to form some amazing relationships with newish members as they volunteered for the first time with us! We had people eager to show up early, staff the registration table, help with sessions, and live-tweet as needed. Our volunteers are shown in several event photos smiling and meeting other members. What an excellent way to get to know our amazing group!

2. Client connections are of excellent ROI.
While the professional contacts made at the Client Connections sessions (think of these as speed-dating for writers and hiring agencies/editors/agents) always take a little while to shake out, I feel really…