Jeff Provost met my Managing Director at an IFES meeting and encouraged Bray Leino to join the EDPA and attend ACCESS the next year. Our first year at ACCESS we got a taste of an organization that although made up of competitors and suppliers sincerely worked to involve us in dialogue, networking and education of what was happening in our global industry.
Since that meeting, I’ve been a guest speaker at Bemidji State University, have joined the board and am on the International Committee. This has allowed me to really understand the benefit of being part of the EDPA and the community it represents. The organization is filled with members whose depth of knowledge and commitment to our industry is tremendous.
Our industry is full of both challenges and rewards. Being part of the EDPA and looking forward to the ACCESS meeting at the end of each year is a real incentive for me personally. To meet with a group of my peers and share the challenges and celebrate the victories. It’s an experience that invigorates me for the coming year. I know the knowledge I gain and share with my own team is extremely worthwhile.
We are all in the “experiential” business and ACCESS and the EDPA is at the top of the chart for a great experience.