AFFHO Canberra Congress 2015 begins and I am in full swing getting ready. The car is serviced, the suitcase is out, the neighbour has been organised to catsit and the cat is sulking. My 'to do' list is finally shrinking rather than expanding as I am actually crossing off items faster than I can think of new ones to add.
This is the first time I will attend a Congress, having missed out on the last few due to family and work commitments, and I have been following official Congress Bloggers like Shauna Hicks and Jill Ball as they talk about everything in store for us and interview many of the speakers. Many thanks to both these ladies, and all the other bloggers out there who have been talking about the Congress and how to get the most out of your time there. I have even installed the Congress App on my smartphone.
It has been diffcult to choose which sessions to attend from each of the four concurrent sessions per time slot. I considered each according to speaker, topic and relevance to my research areas and current expertise - and still wanted to be in two (or three, or even four) different places at once. I'm also looking forward to visiting vendors in the Exhibitors hall, sharing and networking with colleagues and Congress delegates. There is also the Librarian's Seminar the day before the Congress itself - just to make sure I really get into information overload! We are fortunate to have access to so many international and Australian speakers during the Congress, as well as the exhibitors and other events.
See you at the Congress!