Sunday, August 21, 2016

Writers' Police Academy 2016 - Wrap-up

A few more items to wrap-up my Writers' Police Academy experience:

  • The ongoing spate of police shootings and the whole Blue Lives Matter issues was very much on everyone's minds over the weekend. During the orientation Thursday night a moment of silence was observed for fallen officers.
  • I really liked our new hotel, the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Green Bay. In addition to being ideally located right across the street from the airport and only ten minutes from the college, they also provided us with a really nice complimentary breakfast each morning. Highly recommended if you're in the area.
  • Props also to everyone at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. They were wonderful hosts and the neon yellow-shirted volunteers were beyond helpful. Just a great group of people. Like I said in my previous post, it's looking like this is the new home of WPA for the foreseeable future and I think it's a great match. They seemed to be having as much fun as the attendees.
  • And a huge round of applause for Lee Lofland and everyone involved in putting on this year's academy. Every year I wonder how they're going to top previous years, and every year they do it. Can't wait to see what they come up with next year. I swear, this thing is like an addiction.

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