2022 CREW Network Convention
By: Angela Crees
I was blown away by my first CREW Network Convention experience. The 2022 Convention took place in my home city of Chicago. More than any other convention I have attended, I was impressed by the level of detail and professionalism that went into the event. The organizers thought of everything. The food was great, the speakers were inspirational, and the attendees were energized and open to new connections.
I took an excursion to the Pullman neighborhood, an area of the city I've never visited previously. It was great to spend the day with other women from around the country and see a successful neighborhood revitalization in-progress. The developers spent the day with us, we ate at a local restaurant, visited the neighborhood, and closed out the day at a national monument.
Highlights from day two were a thought-provoking conversation corner, time to catch up with other CREW Chicago members, and an informative economics lunch. In the afternoon, I volunteered at the hospitality table. The day concluded with a dine around where I got to know several women over dinner at a fun restaurant in the Ukrainian Village.
On day three we celebrated CREW Chicago Member Jeanne Peck and other award recipients. I was so impressed with how full every session was, how dynamic the schedule was, and how happy and energized everyone was to be together. CREW Chicago did a wonderful job hosting. Many attendees commented on how well the city showed. I was proud to introduce myself as a CREW Chicago member.