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Re: NAEA National Conference

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 18:43:12 -0800 (PST)


HI, I've gone to several conferences and I love them, but frankly the
behavior of the art teachers is unbelievable. I like to pay the extra
bucks and go to the night and off sight workshops because they are only
for the people who pay. I find that the various sessions--like 600 of
them may or may not be good but that teachers become vicious scavengers
for handouts and they can be ruder than you can imagine to get a hold
of them. YOu pay so much to go, unless you happen to live nearby, that
people get a bit ugly. Read the book that you get when you register very
carefully--decide what sessions you want, and pick second choices. Scout
out the building and figure out where the various rooms are and get there
early. If there are several great ones in a row, you will find that the
people don't leave and you can't get in. I've walked into some rooms with
only 2 or 3 people and someone reading their master or doctoral
thesis--and boy are they boring and useless. Remember that this is your
time and walk out, but try not to be rude in your treatment of others,
especiallly in crowded sessions where there aren't enough handouts. THe
exhibiters hall is wonderful, but remember that you have to take home
everything you pick up, so if you are flying, remember the weight of
things. Don't grab 100 flyers and samples of things that you will have to
toss when it comes time to pack. I haven't been disappointed in things
not occuring when they are scheduled--just not being able to get into
things because they were packed--ie people sitting all over the floor and
lined up against the walls. This is a good sign that it's a room you want
to be around--try to listen in or squeeze in. It's a wonderful
experience--try to
remember to smile at people, chat with them, find out where they live and
what their experiences are and
and treat everyone politely
so that everyone has a memorable (good kind) of experience. Sid--

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