When I saw "Providence, RI" on the list of cities for the 2010 Taking Control of Your Diabetes conference, I thought it was a typo.
"Rhode Island? Who picks Rhode Island for a conference location?" Pause, and then a grin. "Smart people."
Because Rhode Island is awesome. (Note: Born and raised in Rhode Island, I'm a little biased.) A very short drive from Boston, MA and a decent but doable drive from NYC, my home state makes for a great place to kick off the fall conference season for TCOYD.
So what are you doing on Saturday, September 11? I'll be at TCOYD, hanging out at the health fair and attending as many sessions as I can. I'll also be marking my 24th year with type 1 diabetes that day, and I'm excited to spend my diabetes anniversary at such an inspiring event. Not a bad way to spend the day.
If you're in the New England area, give some thought to registering today for the TCOYD conference in Providence. If you register before tomorrow at noon, you'll score the early bird registration fee of $25. (It goes up to $30 if you register at the door, so it's a good idea to get involved early!) And if you're planning on attending, let me know! I'm excited to meet you!