This year was one of the nicest, but quietest First Events I remember. I say quiet because it seemed that more people ventured out of the hotel this year than in past years. Maybe it was the planned offsite activities (to my knowledge, a new addition to the 2014 programming), maybe it was the lack of snow this year, maybe there were so many seasoned veterans that no one was afraid to explore outside of the hotel. Probably a combination of these factors.
Katy and I stayed busy during the day, and I have to thank everyone who helped make Katy's first time at a gender conference a positive experience. She had a great time making new friends, and looks forward to attending future events! And I of course had a great time seeing everyone as well. I always say First Event is my favorite conference, and so it stays!