Dearest friends in the planning community:
I've had the (dubious) honor of being tapped to organize our Chapter conference for next year. However, I was tapped quite late in the game, and now we're in a bit of a rush to get organized. So, I'm asking (ok, begging) for any snippet of advice that any of you, who have had conference planning experience, could extend my way, so that this conference is the a**kicking-est ever. Or at least doesn't completely suck. This is my first conference I've ever worked on (how I got to chair the thing is still beyond me), and I'd be ever so grateful for responses.