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I just got back from the 10th annual IVAA (International Virtual Assistant’s Association) live summit in Portland, and I am so glad I went!

I had mentioned in a previous post that I have had not had the best experiences with conferences in the past, but that was back in a different industry all together.

Well, put a whack of Virtual Assistants in a room together and the result is fantastic!  I made so many new friends, I got to meet some folks that I had talked with for years but hadn’t had the chance to meet in person yet, and I got to hang around with old friends that I hadn’t seen for ages.  All the folks who had been to these conferences before were so friendly and helpful, and there were plenty of first-timers there like me, so it was a great mix.

The programming was also very good, I got all sorts of new ideas that I’m going to be tossing around for a while for sure.  The hotel was great, the food was great (although there was just so darn much of it all!), and I even scored a roommate that I swear must be my long lost twin sister we have so much in common!  (It was great Chachie, we’ll definitely keep in touch!)

All in all I was impressed and would definitely recommend the conference to anyone out there who is humming and hawing.  What are you waiting for?  Start saving for next year’s IVAA Live Summit!