The enthusiasm of the conference attendees was obvious from the moment I stepped into the foyer of our hotel until the closing awards luncheon. The overall mood was upbeat, the facilities relaxing. Break time was held in a covered patio where there was an array of fresh fruit, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream and a variety of tempting pastries. The atmosphere was conducive to mingling and catching up on our colleagues activities. The buffet luncheons offered something for everyone, and an opportunity to enjoy the warm atmosphere of Tempe weather and the occasion. It was a perfect atmosphere for meeting and greeting.
It was good to learn that many attendees took advantage of the opportunity to take the Requalification course and/or the 7-hour USPAP. What a convenience to be able to attend ISA’s annual conference and take two required courses right after the conference. Now, wasn’t that easy? Over 30 of you took the ISA Requalification Course and nearly 30 took the 7-hour USPAP Course. That is amazing. I congratulate you all, especially those thirteen hearty souls that took both classes. Whew! You must have felt this was the week that was.
On Saturday, an important event occurred that was received with enthusiasm. ISA President, Todd Sigety introduced the new ISA Logo and how you can use it on your emails, business cards, stationery. You will even be able to use the logos that state your credentialed level for your promotional materials. To find out and see more click here. This is only available in the members only section. Todd is a president that delivers on his promises. I know he would appreciate your thanks for overseeing the development of the spiffy new logo.
Start planning for Assets 2013. It will be held in Chicago April 12-15 at a site that will be within walking distance to many things that are famously Chicago. See you there!
Sally A. Ambrose, ISA CAPP
ISA Board of Directors