What can I say about the National Conference (especially since I was snowed in and couldn’t get there!)?
I think the first thing is to congratulate those who did make it – through that terrible weather – to DCU on Sunday 28th. I was delighted to hear that 120 of you were both brave enough and committed enough to make what must have been a very awkward trip. Judging by the reaction I have received to the Conference (see below), it was worth the journey, because everybody seems to have really enjoyed and learned from John Yandell’s expertise.
For those of us who could not make it, Chairman Liam Cassidy once again saved the day with his usual foresight and quick action. On very short notice, when he saw the bad weather arriving, Liam arranged to have John’s presentations professionally video-taped.
DVDs are currently being burned for all delegates who were not present, and this material will be posted out to you soon, along with the other Conference hand-outs that you would have received if you had been present.
So, if you could not make it to the Conference this year, the Conference will shortly be coming to you… We also plan to upload the video to our website, so that those members who were present can refresh their memory at any time.
You can now see some photos from the Conference at www.tica.ie. If you took any good pictures you would like to see on the site, please send them to me (all photos are available to members only).
All the best,