Thursday, September 13, 2012
Here at the 50th Annual IAWP Conference St Johns, Newfoundland Labrador is housing over 700 delegates from 54 countries. We have weathered the storm literarally. Tropical Storm Leslie threatened hurricane force winds yet thankfully only caused a two hour power outage in the middle of our awards ceremony day. The 2012 Conference committee had contingencies in place and the conference seemlessly flowed on with a fabulous ceremony and classes conducted by torch light. We gave thanks through prayer and honored our fallen colleagues who died in the line of duty since we last met.