Reflections on taking over a conference!

When Karen and Kash came away from this year’s NLP Conference saying that ANLP had been handed the reins for the Conference in 2017 and beyond I was so excited. My initial thought was what a fabulous opportunity for ANLP. Our mission is to empower NLP Professionals and to run the Conference and be able to have input into the programme, the presenters and more was not to be missed. Initially, I did think how would be find time as this is a big undertaking. However, as we all know where there’s a will there’s a way.

As Karen’s PA it went without saying that I would be as involved as much as possible to support both Karen and the Conference committee we put together after recognising that in order to put on a new, fresh and community spirited conference it would take more human resources than just the three of us! We have a fabulous committee of really dedicated, incredibly enthusiastic people each bringing their own areas of expertise to the table.

There was, and is, much work to do and it takes high priority in all of our workloads at the moment. Alongside this work, of course, the day-to-day running of ANLP still has to happen together with one or two other fairly weighty projects, all of which will become apparent in the fullness of time so it’s pretty safe to say that everyone at ANLP are working their socks off to bring a really exciting ‘new look’ Conference in April 2017.

I love being involved in this sort of project because it’s dynamic and the changes and progress happen quickly. It can be a bit overwhelming at times but in a good way, a much to do way. Without wanting to wish my life away, I am really looking forward to April when we can see the results of all the hard work and welcoming you all to ANLP’s NLP International Conference.

by Nina Robbins

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