Another year, another conference – and this time, it was all about the little moments that made a big impact. As we wrap up another successful event, here are the highlights that stood out from the crowd: 

Quality Over Quantity: While attendance may have been slightly down compared to last year, this allowed for more meaningful connections to be made. The intimate setting fostered intentional conversations that left a lasting impression. 

Immediate Returns: The ROI from the conference was evident right off the bat, with several new clients already on board. It’s a testament to the value of face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities. 

Putting Fun into Networking: Our booth became a hotspot for both serious discussions and light-hearted fun. From testing putting skills to winning AirPods, attendees had a blast, earning us the playful nickname of the “kissing booth” thanks to the irresistible chocolate kisses on offer. 

Spotlight on Communication: Our Tuesday afternoon session on communication struck a chord with attendees. The diverse panel brought over a century of combined experience to the table, sparking engaging discussions and leaving participants eager for more. The feedback received highlighted the demand for deeper exploration into effective communication strategies between CRA’s and vendor partners. 

Industry Buzz: Conversations buzzed around recent industry developments, such as Sterling’s acquisition by FADV. These discussions underscored the ever-evolving landscape of our industry and the need to stay informed and adaptable. 

Advocacy in Action: Vital4’s Director of Strategic Accounts, Kym Kurey, attended Hill Day, which proved to be a pivotal moment for industry advocacy. Productive meetings with legislators yielded positive feedback, signaling the value of her collective efforts with both Vital4 and her non-profit organization, ANEW Life International, in shaping policy and regulations. 

Closing on a High Note: The conference wrapped up on a high note with a memorable Tuesday night closing event. From music bingo to lively dancing, the evening was filled with laughter, connections, and celebration – a fitting end to a productive and enriching experience. 

As we bid farewell to another successful conference, we carry with us the lessons learned, connections made, and memories shared. Here’s to the next chapter of growth, innovation, and collaboration in our dynamic industry. Until next time! ✨