What to do, what to do?
Here’s the thing: The conference starts on Thursday, 9/6. That’s the day I have my next accounting class, and the instructor has already said that she’s going to start the class by delving into a full-scale accounting exercise that she hopes will help really solidify the process for us. The class runs from 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm (scheduled until 9:15, but we’ve always finished by 8:45, sometimes earlier). The evening “festivities” for the conference start at 7:00 pm (drinks and mingling), with the “Third Annual Plutus” awards at 8:30 pm.
On the one hand: I really would like to go to the drinks and mingling part of the first evening at FinCon, I think it would be a lot of fun, and I’m guessing that a lot of the really strong connections between people get made that first day.
On the other hand: I’m paying good money for my graduate level education, my classes only meet once a week, and the one class I would be missing is the one that’s most relevant to my future career.
Thinking about it, the thing to do is probably to participate in the events of the conference until it’s time for class, go to class (at least for the first part with the “comprehensive exercise”), and then go back to the conference.
Everything’s in downtown Denver, so it’s not as though it’ll be hard to get from one place to the other.
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