This was the scene Tuesday.
Same audio book, different hat. I finished this one on Tuesday and knit the first 3" of another.
I learned less during this conference than usual (NOT because I was listening to my iPod -- I did that was ONLY between sessions). The keynote speaker, who also led on one of the ethics sessions, was entertaining but absolutely irrelevant to the accounting profession. He tried to tie in his message to business but failed, imho. Other speakers varied from okay to miserable.
One of the better speakers, who led three sessions on various technology topics.
From him I did learn a few things. Unlike most of the speakers on tax matters, he chose fewer topics to present in his sessions but did every one thoroughly. The tax guys tended to attempt to cram way too much into their 75 minutes, with the result that nothing was well-presented. There is a lesson in there somewhere.
But accountants are not all about spreadsheets and tax code and hidden treasures in Excel.
The Society, sponsors of the conference, also raised nearly $1200 for the Second Harvest food shelf. Good work.
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Now I am back home in Polk County, another 16 CPE credits (of the 40 required annually) under my belt, sipping my morning latte and listening to Bear the dog snore under my desk. Life is good.