I also gave portfolio reviews to five attendees - always a treat to do. I love helping others where others once helped me.
That was alongside the portfolio display during the conference. There's some serious talent in these regions!
It was something the hostel was perfect for. I'd actually never stayed in a hostel before, and it was an absolute JOY! There wasn't a television on anywhere. But there were lots of tables and chairs, pool tables, foosball, and communal gathering areas for people to sit and get to know each other. If all hostels are this awesome, I want to stay in one again!
All said, it was an absolute treat to visit Zurich and reconnect with my SCBWI peeps again. There really is a camaraderie with this group that is quite special. It feeds your creative soul.