Back in March, I attended my first IACP conference (that's International Association of Culinary Professionals, for you uninitiated folks). And I loved it, even though I was nervous beforehand. Professional development conferences can be intimidating. I've been to a number of them and hung back, thinking I was not cool enough to run with the big dogs. But this time was different. Why? Read this article I wrote for the IACP Test Kitchen Professionals newsletter to find out. There's stuff in there that might be helpful to is worth anyone heading to a potentially intimidating conference, not just one about food.