The venue (Hamilton Convention Centre) was clean and the event was well-organized. There was fresh water available in GLASSES with ICE - a real plus for someone with a sore throat. The bathrooms were spacious and clean. OCHEC reps were helpful and polite. I have no complaints at all about the administration of the conference.
The vendor hall was smaller than I'd imagined. Some of the specific curriculum I was interested in wasn't available at any vendor's table. I was surprised about that. There was a good variety of curriculum, teaching aids, etc., available, and the vendors were polite and not too pushy. If I have any major purchases to make, I'll go to the Learning House. It's local, and I've known the House family for years. It wouldn't do to go elsewhere.
I'll blog about the speakers I heard, but to finish off this post, I have to mention the Soenen Sisters. These four young women used instruments and their voices to bless the people. They have a talent that sent chills up my spine and put goosebumps on my arms. What a blessing it was to listen to them. Linda bought one of their cd's, and we listened to it on the way home.
All in all, the OCHEC Conference was an encouragement to me this year.