I believe that the time at this conference has brought together various pieces of my development experience and education and has given me the tools and the confidence to be an effective gift officer. As an regular industry conference attendee, it was refreshing to connect and collaborate with colleagues from different industries. The material was well presented and accessible regardless of the type, size, and history of the development office (education, healthcare, museum, the arts, etc.). The scope and sequence of the information provided encouragement and support for success in building, managing, and sustaining a productive gift office. I could not wait to get back to the office and get started. Thank you for your insight and continued efforts to provide this much needed program.