I have been to several and my first was like dianah, right after Katrina.
Meeting everyone from the AN team was so wonderful. I've met dianah, TheCommuter, Pixie.RN, traumaRUs, tnbutterfly as well as some AN members and other Staff.
Placing a face with the user name is so much fun ...
"Oh, you are so and so, the one who posts in the Good Morning thread everyday."
"Oh, my, you are such and such who posts in the ED forum."
One night, we had a limo and arrived at our restaurant in lavish style. We had a blast. The food, for the most part (yes, I'm kinda picky) was really good. Get us all together and laugh, laugh, laugh!!!! We behaved ourselves ................. no, really!!!! ???!!!!!!!!!
The convention, like everyone has said, is HUGE. You can get lost in that thing. Wait a minute ...... I DID get lost. LOL!!
Seriously, the exhibits are awesome and the giveaways are equally awesome. Sessions are so professional, informative, and interesting. There is a WiFi area to stay in touch with the outside world.
I will not be able to attend this year. I'd love to, but just wasn't in the cards for this year. Maybe next year??
Can't wait to see who all goes. Hope you all post here!!
Everyone going, please be careful and have a blast.