There are two types of conferences that I have observed in my professional career. Conference type 1 is comprised of good stuff and good people, usually in good places. Or at least warm places. Conference type 2 is interesting content. That's about it.
I am attending conference type 2. For the next several days, I will be sitting in a classroom in, wait for this, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I will be filling my brain with all kinds of details on investigations.
Let's review. My benefit colleagues travel to warm places in the dead of winter to learn about benefits stuff. Florida. Texas. Arizona. California.
I am heading to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the dead of winter. I have nothing against Milwaukee. In fact, it's a great city. I just don't want to visit in January.
Sigh. I expect my brain will be profoundly fried during my adventure so I will be back at it the end of week. Here's to good learning.