This is Maddie.
|Aren't we so fun in our camp swim attire!?|
Rejuvenate Marketplace Conference.
It was so interesting to see the business side of conference planning. We met with 44 supplies (hotels, conference centers, universities, etc) each to see if what they offer (ie. space) will meet with our needs (SLS, SEEK, New Staff Training, etc.). It was a cool networking experience and I met some really interesting people. It was fun to hear about the sales and hotel side of the event planning process.
The concept was interesting because this event was only for religious meeting planners. Carol and I were two of 850(ish) meeting planners. Which was kind of overwhelming. It was great to represent FOUCS professionally and the Catholic Church as a whole. I had a lot of conversations about Pope Francis, the new evangelization, and just being young and Catholic.
The most awkward moment of the conference was when Carol & I were out to dinner with a lot of sales people and I confused Liam Neeson with Liam Hemsworth.
THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!
We were already being teased about being the youngest people at the event. Confusing Aslan/Zesus/Qui-Gon Jinn/Oskar Schindler/Jean Valjean with MILEY CYRUS' ex-fiance did not help my case. Insert face palm here.
Please, please, please pray for all the students who will be attending the Summit and for our team as we continue to prepare for the event!
This is our branding:
This was my view walking out of the office Thursday night:
|It was bluer in person.|
She's a huge weirdo. Also, her name is Kateri Tekakwitha.
|Will the REAL Kateri please stand up!?|
She's currently halfsitting on my leg, scratching her face on my computer. So I thought I'd include her in this week's #7QT. You're welcome.
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