Denise A. Katula
It had to be my first out-of-state conference experience. I was able to take Amtrak up to Boston for the AAGP (American Association of Grant Professionals) conference. I think it was in 2004. Not only was it completely awesome to be with other grant writers (they spoke my language and felt my pain!), but the city was amazing. The conference facility was in Copley Place. One late afternoon I got to basically speed walk a decent part of the Freedom Trail between conference sessions. For a history lover like me, it was a great experience.