Do you remember back when you were a kid and you got to go on a class field trip? It was always an exciting day because you got to do something new, explore, and make discoveries. Well, field trips are just as great for adults, and I'm excited that this Friday several of us from Bead&Button are heading up to Appleton, Wisconsin, to attend the National Button Society's annual convention. Beside being a great opportunity to find lots of amazing buttons at their marketplace showroom, it's also a chance to learn about collecting buttons, button history and lore, and button competitions. Have you ever entered a button competition or are you part of a button society? Tell us about it below!