Thanks to everyone who attended the 31st Annual Symposium in La Jolla last week. What a great conference!
We hope that you enjoyed being among the first to see the new We Are ECFC video and to explore the new website with all its improvements including a new Learning Center. The keynote message delivered by Art Barter started us off with fresh insights into what it means to be a leader. We know that you will enjoy reading his Servant Leadership II book provided compliments of Discovery Benefits.
As always, we all benefited from the legislative and technical information and insights provided by Dean Rosen and Sohini Gupta from Mehlman Castinetti, and Alston & Bird's John Hickman and Ashley Gillihan.
Day-two featured 15 in-depth workshop sessions delivered by top industry experts. And, those who stayed for Thursday morning's session were able to interact directly with an IRS representative and be part of the "studio audience" that witnessed the first ever episode of 213(d) Jeopardy.
Of course, as with all ECFC events, it was not all work and no play. To end our first day, we were treated to a Welcome Reception by VISA. Wednesday evening was packed with fun starting with a wine and cheese reception provided by Alegeus and a nightcap reception sponsored by DataPath featuring a sundae bar and beverages.
We also enjoyed a beautiful conference facility, great camaraderie and all the outstanding restaurants, sights, and activities that are exclusive to La Jolla and San Diego.
Thanks, again to the ECFC Conference Committee and the Education Committee for the work you do to make the event happen and to ensure that the content is the best possible. Also, thanks to the Membership Committee and the work you do to make First-Time Attendees feel welcome. Lastly, thanks to all of our Sponsors without whom the event would not be possible the event possible.
We have already begun to plan next year's Annual Symposium which will be at the Westin in Cincinnati, August 6-8. We hope to see you there and we can explore together all that the Queen City has to offer.