Just got back from Fin Con 17 and I’ve got to say, there is absolutely no more fun that you can have for the cost of a root canal!
Please excuse a little dentist humor there. First I want to congratulate all those that won the PLUTUS Awards this year!
Back to my review (what a rush!) everyone that worked hard to organize the event did a terrific job. Here’s my favorite parts:
The people! Oh my goodness, at over 1700 attendees all with the same interest in blogging about personal finance and saving money, it was great to be in a world surrounded by those with a similar interest.
The workshops – Before you say anything, yes I did attend nearly every time slot, although with multiple sessions going on at the same time, it’s impossible to see everything (working on the videos now). I especially enjoyed the motivational presentation by Paula from Afford Anything and the process for identifying featured posts from Cait Flanders.
The SWAG – I got a handful of shirts that I can wear when I work from my kitchen table, and even a sweet koozy to watch tonight’s World Series game courtesy of Physician on FIRE. I’m going to have to think of something cool to give out at next year’s convention.
Overall, it was a great time grabbing beers with people who also work online. I did get a chance to get out and see Dallas a little bit (find the Dart anyone?) and it ws nice to take a little mini “workcation” for a week. One thing I’d like to do is arrange a pre-con meetup with people so I can really max out the trip.
Will I be going to Fin Con 18?
Absolutely! This one won’t be the same as a root canal cost hahaha since it is in my home state of Florida! So while I will miss out on the chance to see a new part of the country, it also means I will be able to focus solely on the workshops and the networking.
More to come, I just wanted to get this up while my impressions are still in my mind =)