To start with, I thought “you’re going to Vegas for training” was some sort of elaborate joke.
And then I found myself 5236 miles away, surrounded by 100 creatives from all around the world, listening to advice from 13 speakers at the top of their games.
Turns out that this is a real thing. And the best bit: watching the awards judging process live by observing Statue Discussions.
I may have lost some money (whatever happened to beginner’s luck?), but I gained one hell of an experience. One I am very grateful was not a joke.