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This American Life: On Conventions

For the last several years, I've been a devoted listener of "This American Life," a radio show that showcases stories of "regular" people and topics in amazing ways. I've consistently listened to it during my commutes, whether I was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic or walking a mere 20 blocks to the office.

Imagine my surprise when this week's episode - a rerun - was all about ... conventions! As association professionals, whether you work with a large or small organization - conventions and conferences are a way of life.

I think anyone who works in the association industry would get a kick out of listening to the podcast of this radio program. They aptly point out that focusing so much on one aspect of your life at a conference can make for an interesting few days.



When you attend ASAE, or host your association's conference, do you notice your own habits changing? When you're surrounded by people with whom you share one dominant interest, how does that affect your frame of mind?

Download a free mp3 here, and let us know what you think!


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