Here are the memories that some of our fellow CCAPS members shared
My favorite memory is from earlier this century (I believe 2002 or 2003?).
Bert Epstein was co-chairing the Program Committee at that time, and was, at
the last CCAPS business meeting of the convention, ready to report on the
theme of the next convention and how it was to impact our programming.
He spent a few minutes telling us about a variety of extremely odd and
outlandish ideas that ACPA's program committee had decided upon. He also
noted that we would have to implement those ideas for us to have any
programs accepted, etc. As you might imagine, we were couldn't believe that
ACPA would choose to implement these ideas, and continued to question him to
make sense out of it all.
And then finally...he reminded us that the date was April 1 (and boy had
he fooled us!)
I often think back on that meeting, and that moment of hearing "April
Fools" fondly. It reminds me that our organization is not only a place to
discuss the serious work we do, but also a place to have a great time
laughing and joking together, and just have some fun.
I look forward to having some fun with you all at the next convention.
It was the “Best of Times” when…Past and present CCAPS leadership came
together to discuss the importance of the Flagship Innovations Program. It
was an important meeting that was very informative and inspiring.
My best and most memorable memories of CCAPS were my first memories. I
came to my first CCAPS events during my internship year. Barbara Palombi, my
Training Director, spoke very highly of the group and encouraged the interns
to get involved. It was my first networking experience in the field and I
have to say even to this day one of the best. I was so relieved to find
others in the profession to be warm, funny, welcoming, and enjoyable to be
around. From that moment on I was hooked! and have always looked forward to
seeing everyone again each year.