Since 2009, I’ve been attending the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference every spring. Can you imagine? There are 500+ other OCDish people like myself in one conference center! (I wonder if hotel employees love organized people en masse or are completely annoyed by them.)
Every year I look forward to browsing through the products on display in the expo hall – both the oldies but goodies, as well as the latest and greatest.
I usually write up a summary of what I learned. But, ahem, you know I’m all about efficiency and saving time, so why not have someone else do that for me? OK, I can’t have someone write down and compose what I think, but a friend and colleague of mine (does that make her my frolleague?), Julie Bestry of Best Results Organizing, did a terrific job piecing together a recap. And since she pretty much said what I would share (although she’s far more eloquent and witty than I), why not just share her articles? Yes, efficiency.
So, here you go…straight from Chattanooga, Tennessee…a recap of NAPO 2016 from Julie Bestry, CPO®:
Highlights of Samsill products (Hey, look! Scroll down to the bottom of Julie’s post, and you’ll see that I’m pulling a Vanna White! This was Samsill’s first time at NAPO Expo, so of course we had to have some fun with them.)
Highlights of SMEAD products If you don’t already use them, you might recognize SMEAD from when I’ve posted my SMEAD podcast interviews:
A few members of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers® (BCPO®)
Pictured left to right: Julie Bestry, CPO® (Director of Program Development); Standolyn Robertson, CPO® (President); Miranda Wise, CPO® (Director of Communications); Helene Segura, CPO® (Immediate Past President)