It’s not April yet, but I’m starting to anticipate the annual ASI conference in San Antonio. I couldn’t attend last year and I really missed it. Since indexing can be solitary even with, online groups, email, listserv, and the like, it’s always great to go hear indexing spoken spontaneously. So many good reasons to go to the conference, even if you’re not a full-fledged indexer yet, so I though I’d share this list of good reasons (from the ASI L-list) to take a trip to San Antonio this year.
1. *ADVANCE YOUR CAREER*
Sharpen your indexing skills; expand your knowledge; learn about
indexing trends; find new tools to make your work easier; discover
how to prepare for the ebook future. Can the Conference take your
indexing to the next level? It’s a sure thing!
2. *NETWORK FOR FUN AND PROFIT*
Make new contacts for both personal and professional benefits. Can
you find leads for jobs at the Conference? You bet you can!
3. *BUILD YOUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY*
Don’t tackle the world of indexing alone. ASI is a community of
professionals who are amazingly generous with their friendship and
helpfulness. Can you find kindred spirits at the Conference? It’s
4. *RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES*
Don’t slide into burn-out from overwork–it’s time to revive your
sense of enthusiasm and optimism. Can the Conference give you new
fervor for your profession? It’s an exciting time to be an indexer.
Find out why!
5. *ENJOY A WELL-DESERVED VACATION*
We’ve got a top hotel on the Riverwalk; we’re in beautiful San
Antonio during the biggest celebration of the year; we’re entitled
to a break…with tax advantages. Can you find adventure and good
times at the Conference? No doubt about it!
I agree with all of those, and I’m already studying the program and workshop list–it’s hard to decide what to attend since there are so many excellent offerings. I’ve got my hotel reservations and my flight booked. Ready to go!