Are you planning on attending OSPI’s 15th annual January Conference? If so, please leave your markers at home. Markers are prohibited this year because “an attendee” is highly allergic. Yes, this directive is even in the conference program. The comical part is that it’s actually a conference organizer who is allergic…and instructing staff members to confiscate unauthorized writing utensils. I don’t know about you, but the thought of an OSPI office assistant stealing a keynote speakers pen makes me giggle.