I’ve written quite a few article about the importance of continuing education to keep your skills current and also to grow your professional network. I had a chance to attend the AAPL Annual Convention in Washington, DC in 2013 — it was a great experience. If your company doesn’t sponsor a trip to these events on your behalf, they can be an expensive proposition. That’s why I’m going to tell you about three major upcoming conferences in 2014 that you can budget and plan to attend.
This early in the year details can be light on topics and speakers, but rest assured that you will be among like-minded professionals who have goals and aspirations to better themselves. My goal over the last few years has been to make it to one major conference each year. I find that the networking aspect of the events is very helpful for the following reasons:
- I meet people in person that I’ve previously “met” on LinkedIn.
- I catch up with past colleagues who, in turn, introduce me to current colleagues of theirs.
- I meet professionals from other parts of the country who can help me to form whole new branches of my current network.
NALTA – National Association of Lease and Title Analysts
Sept. 24th, 2014 – Sept. 26, 2014
Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Conference Center
NADOA – National Association of Division Order Analysts
41st NADOA Annual Institute
September 3rd, 2014 – September 5th, 2014
Sheraton Hotel & Towers
AAPL – American Association of Professional Landmen
60th AAPL Annual Meeting
June 25th, 2014 – June 28, 2014
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth