Some highlights of the conference were seeing one of my favorite professors speak on the first day. Always blowing peoples minds and opening their eyes, it was a pleasure to be present for his lecture.
Another highlight, was the potential to work with a gentalman by the name of Edward Soenke. More about Edward, can be found here: http://www.nibs.org/page/meettheboard/Meet-the-Board.htm The project that I was extended to attend the first meeting on is Nevada Community Design Program charrette. Super excited to go to the first meeting in April. May be a big oppritunity for me.
One of the highlights of the conference was being complimented by the main speaker Bryan Bell. At the end first lecture that was by Zach Mannheimer of the Des Moines Social Club, I asked Zach a question. The question was, "How are you measuring the positive success of the social interaction of your business, so that you know it is doing what you intended and to help you move forward?" Zach replied that it was a great question in his response to me. Byran Bell asked a question after mine and also included that my question was a great question. Later after lunch Bryan stopped me and again told me what a wonderful question I asked. I told him I asked because I truely wanted to know and measuring sucess is part of my thesis. We then went into discussion about my thesis. He truely seemed interested!
At the end of the conference and after I had finished my certification exam, Bryan met me at the door on my way out and told me, congratulations, thank you for coming, you have a great start to your thesis and good luck on my work. How awesome is that?! To hear from someone who is working in the area of your thesis to compliment you that much!
Below are some of the photos I took while at the conference. Don't mind the nerdy first time photo of my conference badge. This was the first conference I was not a vollunteer at. First real conference as a graduate graphic design student! How exciting!