I received the opportunity to go as far west as I have ever been last week. I was lucky to attend the Gartner NA Catalyst conference in San Diego which afforded me the chance to experience a state I had never been to while also getting to pick the brains of some of the industry’s best folks. Anytime you get the opportunity to learn from folks within your industry you should take it. Their experiences can rapidly progress you in your own projects and needs.
Words can’t even begin to explain how large this conference is and how much fun was had. If your organization does offer you the chance to go then capitalize on it. Be sure to ask if you can take some colleagues though as there is a plethora of tracks and simultaneous events so if you want to absorb everything you can you should divide and conquer.