I attend Mohonk because I love my school and my work. And distance makes the heart grow EVEN fonder. ;) But also distance (and time, and new ideas) makes your mind clearer, and your work stronger. We all know the school year is seriously taxing, and it's important to respect the value of taking a couple of days to rejuvenate, reinvigorate, and to be thoughtful in ways that just aren't possible in regular daily life. Also I like the opportunity you have at a regional conference to have real conversations with smart people (rather than just gaze at them across a huge ballroom). The presenters are all industry experts or peers from fantastic schools who all bring real-world info into an intimate, conversational space.
~Jodie Wilkerson, Director of Communications, The Town School