So since starting this job at the university I've sort of developed an addiction to conferences. Even a year ago I was too shy to really want to attend anything - even if it was free - for fear that I would not belong or do some horrible, terribly embarrassing thing that might taint my unknown reputation. I can see now that I did myself a great disservice, but I'm hoping to make up for lost time by attending as many events as possible.
Recently, I heard about a conference in Vancouver called "Leading Change: The Emerging Leaders Forum". I have not yet decided whether or not I'll be able to fit it in (because travel time and expenses - Canada is a big country!) I did apply to be an attendee though, because at least the application was free!
Now to play the waiting game...