Just back from Toronto where I co-chaired (with Dan Pinnington) the 4th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference and Expo (May 7, 2009) which was a great success. The conference was sold out! Throughout the day, there were many enthusiastic and very positive comments from attendees. It was great to see the results of months of planning and preparation. Lots of great, practical ideas were shared. Attendees were extremely engaged with speakers and with each other. The fact that we were all together for the day made for great networking opportunities (continental breakfast, buffet lunch and cocktail reception at the end of the day meant that no one had to leave to get food elsewhere).