Chicago Seminars was held at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove. The Holiday Inn was a 1.3 mile walk from our Super 8 hotel, which was just about perfect for getting our daily steps in.
We had attended Chicago Seminars last year as relative beginners. Just how much we’ve learned in a year became apparent as many of the sessions this year felt too basic. In comparison to the other attendees we were on the more advanced end.
We certainly picked up some new knowledge, skills, and connections. However, we were both somewhat disappointed to not learn more. We’ll have to see where we are at next year, but continuing to attend Chicago Seminars no longer seems like a must for us. This being said, it is great for beginners and extremely well organized by a small team of volunteers.