Sunday, October 25, 2009

2009 Energy Justice Conference

I haven't posted on this blog in a while because I have been a COMPLETE CRAZY PERSON over the last few weeks getting ready for the CEES Energy Justice Conference this weekend. The conference was Friday and Saturday and luckily all the hard work paid off and it went extremely well.

There were 40+ speakers from all over the world, 200+ attendees, a musical prelude, a keynote address, 11 sessions, 2 interactive theatrical sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches, four coffee breaks, two receptions, and a speaker's dinner!!! I was the "conference coordinator" so I was in charge of making sure the ENTIRE THING went well.

Honestly it was WAY more work than I should have taken on, considering I am also a full time student and this was my first semester back to school and I still don't have the RA completely under control. But the conference was like another Great Wall for me - I didn't think I had any realistic chance of actually doing it, but somehow I did. Despite the limitations of my body, I can still do a lot. But, to be fair, I also had a lot of help from a fantastic group of my classmates! And I couldn't have done it without them!

I think I may still be running on adrenaline at this point - because I still feel pretty good and the crash I was expecting has yet to occur. This is a very good thing because I also have a final exam on Wednesday morning!! I will most likely crash hard after that, but if I make it through the exam that will be good enough for me.

Take that, RA!!

1 comment:

KCFitch said...

I knew you could do it, Z! So glad to hear everything went well!