So, I am back from the intense African Studies Association 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, US 19-21 November, 2015!
It is difficult to summarise such intense days, but I would say my main goals were met:
- getting some feedback on my research. CHECK
- meeting with other researchers, both interested in Ghana and in migration and higher eduction. CHECK and some awesome, smart and funny ones that I think will remain friends for life!
- tweeting and Periscoping! CHECK, periscoped a convo on Afrobarometer and Prof Adomako Ampofo’s speech. Also used the nice conference app to share info within the conference!
- learning more about publishing and post-doc opportunities. CHECK, wrote some follow-up email today!
- finding books and initiatives in the exhibit that accompanies the conference. CHECK omg CHECK
- experiencing some art and maybe good food in the world-reknowned Balboa Park in San Diego. CHECK
- meeting up with other African Studies tweeps. CHECK
What I did not get to do was eating great hotel breakfast (the breakfast buffet was not included, shock of the trip!) or really see the city of San Diego as there was really no time.
What I did do that was not on my list was: challenge my fear of heights, both in Balboa Park and on the 12th floor of the nice hotel, and eat crickets! (Tangy, crunchy, and salty!)