I am still at DRJ Spring World in Orlando. Unlike other conferences I have not been posting a daily summary of the event.
I guess that is in part because there have not been those specific sessions that absolutely inspired me. That is not to say that there is not good content, it is more a comment on my jaded learning palate.
But I have come to understand why people keep coming here, this is the 46th conference.
The first keynote on Monday was certainly entertaining – but did have a message to take away. Anthony Galie is a psychotherapist and used a display of hypnosis to highlight his message about the power of using your subconscious mind to achieve greater results. The things he could make BC practitioners do was truly amazing!
This was a hard act to follow, so glad I was not speaking until the next day.
The special track for senior practitioners had some interesting sessions, perhaps the most value was in the roundtable, interactive session. In this session the facilitator (Randall Till) posed some questions to promote discussion – and more importantly managed the rush to contribute. By the end of the session everybody had something to say, which is great – and most unusual.
All conferences have the good and not so good sessions, you cannot expect any different. This one seemed at times to be pitched at the beginner level – which was strange when you looked around at the age and experience of many attendees.
What I have found here, more than at other conferences, is that this is a community. It is like spring break with your extended, professional family. Held at a location (Disney World) where you can happily bring your actual family for a short vacation.
It was fascinating to sit with people at lunch and observe them catching up since they last met – at Spring World last year. This sense of community also makes for some great networking functions, and sponsors that happily support these functions.
Will be interesting to see how it wraps-up tomorrow.