"We had a great trip! When we weren't presenting or attending other sessions, we explored Des Moines. The city has about 4.5 miles of elevated skywalk corridors that connect buildings, which turned out to be very convenient since the weather was cold and windy! One of our favorite places that we ate at was an asian-fusion pizzeria, Fong's Pizza, where we had ravioli wrapped in egg roll wrappers and a delicious crab rangoon pizza! Another cool place was Zombie Burger, which was decorated with bloody fingerprints and creepy zombies but had unique and mouth-watering burgers. Some of the other places we visited included the Iowa State Capitol and the Bachelor Mural (for all of you Bachelor/Bachelorette fans out there). We attended networking events, met a lot of great contacts, and learned a LOT! We are looking forward to next year in Raleigh!"