I attended my very first SPS in San Diego last year. It just happened to be the first of many that I either attended or volunteered for. Not only is it a venue to learn great concepts in your field, but it also gives you a chance to meet great people who are great at what they do. It gives you an opportunity to be a part of something that is much greater than ourselves. We all contribute in various ways. Some speak, some organize, some volunteer, and some just come out for moral support. In some way, we all are contributors to SPS. Now, when you accept the role of wanting to be a part of that community, you also accept the responsibility of contributing to that community. Once we understand this, we will continue to grow as a community.