This year's ACTE Global Education Conference in San Francisco was not only extremely well-attended, it seemed to have something for everyone. Going on the theme of "A/way with Words," the conference focused on communication.
The general session featured a strong set of speakers who each took their own unique angles to communicating. Frank Modruson shared his thoughts on the impact video communication will incrementally have on our workplace. Tom Wujec explained how our brain can often easily understand and grasp visual information more effectively than written or verbal. And Ben Casnocha offered guidance on how to invest in yourself and thrive in the constantly evolving travel industry.
The breakout sessions hit travel industry topics head-on and used panel discussions, debates and games to bring home interesting perspectives and messages. InterACTE gave several exhibitors a stage – including GetThere – to show off the next big thing.
And whether you took advantage of the networking opportunities at the opening night session in the Ferry Building, the closing event, the Black & Red Gala or your own networking somewhere in between – it was certainly great to see old friends and make new ones.
So in San Francisco where the wines are well known and plentiful, my perspective on this year's event is that "the glass was more than half full." If you didn't make it to San Francisco, perhaps you can plan on attending next year or traveling to one of the regional events in Singapore, Rome and Vancouver.
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