Conferences, Conferences…

So I go to a lot of conferences. Friends kid and ask if I am “a professional conference attendee” and that term is pretty close to accurate. It is part of what I do, really one of my favorite parts of what I do.

Last week I was at Randy Elrod‘s Recreate Conference. It was wonderful. (No really, it was. I am working hard not to be that person that says the obligated “it was amazing.” So you can trust me when I say it was wonderful.) I left knowing some new incredible people, having heard some new incredible music, and exploring some new incredible ideas. And I left refreshed which is virtually unheard of in “conference world.”

Next Friday, I am headed to Arkansas, of all places, for Idea Camp: Orphan Care. I am attending this one for personal reasons because I just feel prompted to go. (Not sure what that is about. No, I am not planning on coming home with an orphan in hand.) I just want to know more about what options I have for helping alleviate the orphan crisis. We are called so clearly throughout scripture to care for orphans. And I want to know how.

And then on Tuesday, March 1, I head to Orange County for Catalyst West. So freaking excited to get out to California and see all my favorite “left coast” friends. And to go to the conference where I’ll learn from really wise leaders including Andy Stanley, Britt Merrick, Bob Goff, Matt Chandler, and of course, Michael Hyatt. (PS – It’s not too late to register, just go here.)

This year during Catalyst West, I am helping host a lunch for Mercy Ministries on THURSDAY where we will eat FREE IN-N-OUT BURGER and hear more about what we can do to stop sex trafficking. (Here’s hoping some of the cheeseburgers come ‘Animal Style.’) It will be informative and fun, a powerful combination. If you are going to be at CatWest you should join us. Register here.

There are more conferences coming but I will save them for another post…this one has my head spinning.

All this to say if you are going to be around, shoot me an “@lindseynobles” or a “D lindseynobles” and let’s exchange awkward introductions. No, for real, I would love to meet you.

You headed anywhere fun soon?

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  • Anonymous

    Headed to Catalyst One Day in Orlando tomorrow. Thankfully, it is only a 1 hour drive! Really fun part is I will be working for Catalyst as one of the photographers. Can’t make Catalyst West, but I am looking at going to Catalyst Dallas in May.

    • Enjoy it. I think I will probably be in Dallas too 🙂

    • Hey Jay!

      I’ll be at Catalyst Dallas too 🙂 We can meet!

      • Anonymous

        Hm. I guess I didn’t make much of an impression when we met at Catalyst in Atlanta. You were looking around for an outlet to charge your iPhone backstage. I was part of the team that was literally relegated to working in the shower.

        I’ll dress better or something for Dallas. 🙂

  • I’ll be at Idea Camp, too, for pretty much the same reason – because God prompted me to go. Which means that he must have something for me there!

  • Can’t wait to finally meet you in person at Idea Camp!

  • Heck to the yes. Two weeks, friend!

  • Lisa-Jo

    There will be a bunch of my favorite folks at IC Orphans – awesome you get to be there! Are you going to Q this year? Ann has been invited to speak – that alone would make it totally worth the long flight 🙂

    • Going to Q…didn’t know that Ann would be there. And we’ll be in Patricia and Steve Jones territory. I’m thinking Compassion Guatemala reunion!

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  • Sarah Markley

    yay! i can’t wait to see you so soon!!

  • umm…SXSW?

    Great hanging with you at Re:Create!

    • That’s on my next batch. Booked my travel yesterday. Coming in on Saturday so I can come to Gateway! 🙂

      Oh, and, I watched your whole video about the RV ordeal. Freaking crazy. Glad you guys are home safe.

  • I thought your “for real” was about the awkward part, not the introductions part. I was gonna give a hearty “amen,” but now I’m rescinding. Great to hang at re:create. Have a great conference season (mine is winding down).

    • The awkward part is a given but I still want to meet people, most people 🙂

      • Hey! Was that a subtle slight? Well played…

  • Maybe I will see you at CatWest Lindey! So, that is one place I am thinking of heading soon.

    I attended the first Idea Camp in OC. Charles Lee is an innovator and passionate about justice so I bet you will have a wonderful experience.



    • I’m really excited/nervous about idea camp. But I know it will be good.

  • Hi Lindsey,

    I am going to be at Catalyst West too! 🙂

    I just registered for the lunch for Mercy Ministries. Thanks for bringing it my attention.


  • I’ll be at Catalyst West this year. I think it is great that you are open to meeting people at conferences. I met a few twitter friends in person at Catalyst East and Origins last year. It is true that it can be awkward at first, but the deeper friendships that developed was worthwhile. I hope to meet you at Catalyst this year. I have registered for the lunch and will try to get others to come as well. Thanks so much.

  • Adrianne

    I first heard about The Idea Camp | Orphan Care in one of your blog posts towards the end of last year…did a little research and knew that the Lord had called me to GO. Thanks so much for sharing, I hope to meet you there! The closer it gets, the more excited I get!

  • Can you believe I’ve lived in So Cal for the last (almost) 5 years and never been to Catalyst?! I want to go so bad, but it’s not happening this year. 🙁 I am hoping to go to Relevant in October, I loved the speaker line-up. The only thing that is for sure for me right now is the Orange County Writer’s Fellowship conference in April. I’m pretty excited about that one.

    And, I loved that you said conferences are not normally refreshing. Haha! So true. My girlfriends and I held our own “women’s retreat” last month in Palms Springs. We worshipped and prayed together, ate a lot of good food and just hung out talking. So good!! That’s my kind of conference.

    • I usually leave conferences and my head is spinning. It takes a week or so to recover.

  • I will be at idea camp! Looking forward to meeting you.

  • Linsey! Greetings from India. Have a great time of learning, networking an dsocializing.

  • Anonymous

    Wish I could go. My husband and I took a bunch of college students to Passion and Andy Stanley is awesome! (Love his Visoneering book) Have fun.

  • I will be in Jamaica in April! Honey moon here I come!!!

  • Say hi to my friend Tom Davis at the Idea Camp.

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