Networking with peers. Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network. Often peers from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for creativity, ideas and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success.
Collaboration is the way to approach networking. While there are those whose intentions can be suspect, NAAP Members help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.
The NAAP Annual Conference provides numerous structured and unstructured opportunities to build your network, reconnect with old peers and meet new friends. Some of these opportunities include; the annual flag ceremony, the awards banquet, small group discussions and more.
Remember, the conversations you are having are much more valuable than any session you attend.