It came...it went...it was just what I needed. The 2015 TpT conference was a wealth of INSPIRATION this year. Last year it was life-changing (I even described it as EPIC) and I was skeptical that this year could be better, but it was! The theme of the event really rang true: "Come Together, Go Further." When we come together and collaborate, we can truly achieve more. I wish my collection of pictures could sum it up, but really it is just a glimpse into the TpT magic.
I loved the arch of balloons when entering!
The true inspiration is pictured below. Amy Berner, our new director of happiness, was one of the first people that I saw on conference day. She greeted me with a huge hug and said she remembered my blog post about the event last year. (You can catch up on last year's event here.) She really knows how to connect with people and she is such a blessing to TpT. I also grabbed a selfie with Paul Edelman, the TpT founder, and loved listening to Adam Freed, the TpT CEO.
Just in case you missed it...
The sessions that I attended were motivating. The presenters encouraged me to find my niche and keep doing what I love. <3
One of the highlights of the event was seeing my great friend Susan Jones from Thank God It's First Grade. This is the amazing person who started my Teachers Pay Teachers adventure and I am so grateful to have her as a friend. She also introduced me to the incredible Kelley Dolling from Teacher Idea Factory who I completely adore. She is so down to earth and continued to make me laugh. If you haven't met these two ladies, I encourage you to try because they will bring a smile to your face!
Some more friendly faces and inspiration. :)
Of course, the trip would not be complete without #paulonstick. Thank you Jen Bengel and Heather LeBlanc for making me laugh out loud and thanks for the TpT swag bag. I have been wearing my Paul bag around Vegas!
With over 50,000 active teacher-authors and 3 million active community members on Teachers Pay Teachers, I am so lucky to be a part of it. Thank you Teachers Pay Teachers for another unforgettable year and thank you to my blogging friends for continuous inspiration!
Who is coming in 2016??? I will be waiting! :)