Confession: I have the biggest weakness for conferences. I love going and learning and meeting new people. Our team is already planning for Summit (anyone know any good airbnbs in Nash that can host 16+ people?) and I've been researching HESA conferences for my internship, so I've been thinking a lot about them lately. :)
Because of how introverted I am, I find that I usually spend a lot of my time forcing myself out of my comfort zone, so when I get home, I have to spend a few days processing and thinking back through everything. Energy drain is a real thing, y'all.
UNC's second annual Basketball Analytics Summit was held in April and, goodness, conferences are 10x harder when you're emotionally invested. I've been on the planning team both years and it's incredible to see everything come together. It went fabulously and we got some great ideas for next year that I can't wait to put into action, but it also meant that almost four months later, I'm still thinking about it. (And forever wondering why UNC is a Pepsi school. Come on.) Now, I like basketball, I like the Tar Heels, I like people who love and are passionate about what they do. I don't love analytics. But I love brand marketing and how different industries come together and all the different facets that go into this one niche sector of one sport.
So today, I'm ruminating on this gem from BAS:
New daily mantra? I think so.