Attend A Conference – Tip #172
This past weekend I attended the Milblogging conference (6th Annual) in Washington, DC. It wa fabulous to see and meet civilian and military organizations and have an opportunity to hear about what others are doing to support military members, families and communities. It made me realize how important it is to step away from the computer and make personal face to face connections with other people. It was was amazing to see how many people are committed to making military life easier for family members and our soldiers.
My tip is to look on the internet and see what conferences, speaking engagements, presentations or workshops are out there that will be talking about issues or things that interest you and actually go. Even better, ask a couple of co-workers, friends or family members to also attend with you. I have researched military family support for years and this weekend I learned about even more resources and organizations that are available to families and made connections with spouses and members that will hopefully go well beyond just this weekend – I would have done none of this from my home!
Some Conferences Taking Place:
* Blue Star Mothers – August
* Military Child Education Coalition – June
* Yellow Ribbon Conferences – See website for dates in your area
* Operation Hope Front – May
* OSISS – June
I would love you to write and let me know about conferences that are happening in your area. When searching, most I come across are in US and I know they aren’t the only country having conferences for military families! Please take this as a challenge to reply to the post or write to me and tell us about a conference or military family event happening that would be a great opportunity for military families or members to be a part of.
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