Yup. I go to a couple a year.
You can claim the day as a "professional development day" from AHS -- LPNs get three a year.
You can then claim the tuition back from CLPNA under the Education Foundation Account.
Can only say there has been one I didn't enjoy but I did learn something. It was a case of my friends and I went in expecting the speaker to go one route and he did a total 360.
The locations are usualy pretty accessible but I have to say the food is the main problem. Lunch is included and when there are over 300 hungry people in one room it can be pretty slow and the Mayfield here in Edmonton misjudged the quantity nurses can eat and ran out. Not pretty, the last 40 or so nurses had to hang around bare trays while they rustled something up!
Education days are never wasted, they are great even if you use them just for networking.