It’s convention week, and today Ministry Monday is coming to you from the exhibit hall at the 2018 NPM national convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention started literally minutes ago with the ringing the NPM bell and the official welcome from NPM president Stephen Petrunak. The energy level is high, and participants are meeting friends old and new.
For me, this week will bring a marathon of interviews future episodes of this podcast, the Open Your Hymnal podcast, and live broadcasts of convention plenum addresses and keynote sessions. Of course, like any good convention, I am sure there will be times for reuniting and socializing.
Today’s episode features a conversation with Amanda Plazek Bruce. Amanda is the chair of the NPM technology interest section, and one of the live broadcast cohosts for the week. In addition to her work for NPM, Amanda is an example of how important conventions like this can be, both in terms of professional learning and in terms of mentorship and invitation.
Follow the NPM convention on Facebook. While you are there, be sure to post your own favorite or memorable convention experience, and tell us about how you were invited and encouraged. Also, tune in to the NPM YouTube page for live broadcasts of keynote addresses, plenum sessions, and select evening concerts.
To learn more about the 41st national convention, visit the 2018 NPM convention website.
Visit NPM's digital resource library, referenced at the end of the episode.
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