I do not believe you should wait 15 years to gather enough ministry resources to feel equipped and empowered to do your job well. The Blogference seeks to share resources from around the world.
Many of the authors have published resources (books, ebooks, articles) that can be of tremendous value to you. In previous years there have been resource drives where the attendees send in resources to be shared with the entire conference.
My hope is that by interacting with the posts, leaving comments, and connecting with other ministry leaders online, collaboration will increase across many boundaries and become more a part of the ministry culture.