Attending the State Idea Exchange, I was breaking it down in a break-out session: state presidents, state presidents-elect, and state association executives in an information sharing event. Very different geographies, but very similar opportunities and challenges!
A networking tip: The conference spaces are so vast a plane could fly in some of these exhibition halls, and there are 20,000+ attendees. Overwhelming. How do you interact on this scale? It’s easier than you think. Say hello to the person immediately in front of you, and then the next person. These folks are REALTORS®, for sure they will say hello back. And there you go, off into a conversation!