I really enjoy the QI Conference – I attended last year, too, and presented, and doing so was a highlight of my academic career to date. I felt like I had found a whole bunch of kindred spirits and felt very welcome there. I love the variety and quality of presentations, the variety of speakers, the willingness to mentor students, the activities, and the PUBLISHERS ROOM. Yikes – I spent way too much money in there this year. I went this year only til mid-day Friday, as that’s all I could manage, but I really wanted to attend Yvonna Lincoln’s Workshop and Laurel Richardson’s workshop, and the presentation of a colleague from Royal Roads University. Managed to do all that and more, so I was happy. Missed out on a number of other wonderful sessions, though. Hopefully I can manage to go again next year.