Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bet you thought I was kidding...



Here are a small sample of badges/ID tags from some of my conferences. I was trying to put my whole collection together and this is all I can find. My most prized one is from Deaf WayII. I know it's packed away somewhere. Deaf Way was the first major deaf/hard of hearing conference I attended. It was in Washington, D.C. in July of 2002. My other prized one was from the 2004 EHDI conference. I was a opening plenary speaker and it was a great honor. That conference was also in DC (see a pattern?!) and I had a super time. Anyways, I just wanted to post these so everyone would know that I actually do go to these conferences!! Oh wait. The other Super Prized Badge is from HLA-NC. That was the conference that I attended this past September in Chapel Hill. That was truly an amazing conference and I had so much to learn and met tons of very cool people. If I ever move, I moving to North Carolina. The services for the deaf and hard of hearing are beyond words. Anna would just flourish in an environment like that!!

3 comments:

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

And your name is spelled right everytime! My name is hardly ever spelled correctly!

Aunt Cheryl said...

Melissa, I keep the folder of every conference I go to and stick the name badge in the front cover. After about ten years, then I purge them and only keep the materials I really think will help me down the line. Just a suggestion! Are you getting excited about New Orleans?

Melissa said...

Oh yeah! New Orleans is going to be a blast. There are so many people that I know that will be there. I keep joking with Wayne that I'm going to come home with another tattoo. ;-) We shall see!!!!