I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.
So I'm collecting your stories. Either here or on my blog (http://davemalouf.com/?p=1786) tell us a short story about how IxDA has changed your life in a way that may not have happened or may have been more difficult than without IxDA. This can be a design epiphany, relationship found/built, business achieved, new practice that had an effect on your career, etc.