The Beyond Hunger Conference surprised us. As we worked to organize our very first national conference, we believed in what we were doing but there were so many unknowns: speakers to be confirmed, attendees to connect with, and pages upon pages of checklists with many boxes left unchecked. Eventually, as time ran out, we had to just cross our fingers and hope for the best. We expected to pull off a conference…a pretty good one. What we got was inspiration.