-Travel: You get to go somewhere you've never been. I don't know if your like me, but I love to travel. Whether I'm staying in the US or going outside of it, the world is huge and you should go see it.
-Meet tarot friends: Made a bunch of friends on the internet? Religiously read someone's blog? Obsessed with someone's tarot style? Here is your chance to make your virtual friends real friends! You will be attending classes and lectures, but you are also going to have tons of free time to mingle and talk to people who are just as enthusiastic about Tarot as you are!
-Meet your favorite readers, authors and deck creators: If your anything like me, you have a whole collection of books about tarot and a lot of them helped shape your practice into what it is today. Well guess what? Some of the people who wrote those books might be at the conference! You will get to meet them, talk to them, and tell them how much you appreciate their work.
-Shop: Oh the shopping that will be done! Save up some money so you can get some awesome stuff! Tarot decks, books, bags, and other metaphysical treasures. If the Tarot Garden is there, look out for their bargain bins. I've taken my time to look through them and made a killing!
-Learn: Learn new techniques and different ways to looking at the tarot by taking different classes and being involved in different groups. Expanding your knowledge and learning different ways to read is the best way to help yourself get deeper into your practice and if you read for others, be a more well-rounded reader for your clients.
-Network: Bring plenty of business cards! You will want to hand them out to all the people you meet. If you are looking to publish a book or create a deck, you might meet the right people right there at the
-Have fun: Just go for it and enjoy yourself!
Some Tarot Conferences you might want to check out (these are only US ones and ones that I have had experiences with/have heard great things about):
TarotCon: These are conferences put on by the Tarot Association. They are in different locations around the US and in the UK.
Readers Studio: This conference is put on by the Tarot School in Queens, NYC and occurs at the end of April.
Northwest Tarot Symposium: This conference is in Portland Oregon in Early March.
Bay Area Tarot Symposium: Put on by the Daughters of Divination in San Francisco, CA in August.
North Star Tarot Conference: This conference is in Eagan, Minnesota at the end of January.