NSPRA was a great success, with the highlight (at least for me) a cruise on the Potomac with a lot of crazy, hungry and dancing school PR people. What a sight – a good one-third of the NY delegation on the dance floor of the Odyssey, using their bodies to spell out “YMCA” and doing a Conga line through the dining room. But we also stood out on the deck at sunset, admiring our nation’s capital from the waters of the Potomac. I thoroughly enjoyed, once again, meeting people from all parts of the country, chatting with a woman from Missouri on the bus ride back, Joe Lyons of the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School (can you imagine doing PR for a virtual school?) after my Gold Mine Session, and having breakfast with a gang of folks from Capital Region BOCES. Two highlights of the conference were the morning keynote presentations of the irreverent and brilliant Dan Pink and the hilarious and moving Riney Jordan, complete with his Texas drawl. Someone needs to email me some photos, particularly from the cruise, and I’ll post them on our Westchester Wiki and my blog.