I'm recovering from a very busy but wonderful few days in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Audio Description Project Conference at the annual American Council of the Blind Convention. Meeting up with dozens of describers of various disciplines (tv/movies like me, live theatre, museums, parks) from all over the world was really educational as we shared our experiences of the challenges and recent growth spurt of our business. We also compared and contrasted various types of description over the form's history, and learned about the remarkable local support that theatre describers in Minneapolis-St. Paul have gotten to make the market a standard-bearer in the world. But the highlights as always were about interacting with the many hundreds of blind/vision-impaired delegates to the ACB Convention. As part of the ACB/ACP Mentorship program, I was honoured to get mentored by no less than the First Vice-President of the ACB, Jeff Thom, a big fan of audio description with a lot of curiosity and a lot of patience. :-) He also has a lot of energy - so it made sense that it took me and another describer just starting out to keep up with him. Major thanks to Jeff, the ACB and the ubiquitous ADP Conference host Joel Snyder for such terrific experiences.