For me, it is really a thrill to be able to attend a TESOL Convention. I have been to very few of them: a couple of days in New York, back in the 70s (I cannot remember anything about that one); and Baltimore in 2003 and ???. (I live an hour away from Baltimore.) In 2003, I was on the convention team--a really special privilege (My friend Karen Taylor and I coordinated the Energy Breaks. It was a great job because 98% of it was accomplished prior to the Convention, leaving us free to attend sessions and mingle once we got there.).
This year, I am being funded to attend the Convention in order to attend the CEA accreditation workshop, but what I am most excited about is meeting so many of my webhead friends f2f for the first time!
By the way, I've set the time zone for this blog at Pacific Standard Time (Seattle time). I am currently at PST +3 (GMT -5) and counting the days until we are all in the (same time) zone!