As you read this, we are near the start of our organization’s signature event for the year: the 64th Annual Conference of Members, which will take place at the most magical and happiest place on earth — Disneyland®! Again, we seem to have broken the record for attendance, selling out of the Conference room block just shy of a month after registration opened. Still, members and guests continued to register right up to the November 4 deadline, which ensures quite the full house for us after we all descend on Anaheim.
I was in the gym on the evening of July 7, when I found myself in an ironic moment. Both the cable news cameraman and I were running — he was struggling against a crowd of people stampeding over his position, and I was dashing ahead to an invisible endpoint five miles down the treadmill. Though our perspective was similar, our reasons were much different.