Thanks for your response to my message of yesterday. It may have not
been perfectly clear, so I'll reitterate. We have a quad room reserved in
the Hilton Towers (conference hotel) for Tuesday, March 13 through checkout
Sunday, March 18. The women who were rooming with us originally can't go to
the conference because their district cut their funding.
Ideally we would like to find two women (non-smoking) who want to share the
quad for the whole time, but by the end of this week (say March 9 or 10) we
will have to make a decision if there are people who want to stay only part
of the time The price for a quad in the Towers is $272 per night, so with
tourist taxes, etc. I figure it will be around $75 per person per night if we
have four people in the room.
We thought there might be two women who did not get a reservation in the
conference hotel who might want to stay there--so much easier to lug your
loot back from the vendors if you don't have to go two blocks in the rain!
Can't believe we'll be there in just over a week! My husband is going to New
York tomorrow--today New York is supposed to be gettin a bunch of snow.
We're hoping it's all melted and 55 and sunny in a week's time. Could happen!
I'm sure Binney and Smith would be very pleased with us if we all had a
little something to eat before coming to their reception.
As for the scheduling mixups, I called NAEA back at the end of January after
seeing the schedule on the website. Apparently there was some change of
personel at the home office, which is why the scheduling problem wasn't
caught before it went to print. Look at it this way--there are always about
6 places you want to be at any one hour of the day at the NAEA conference.
This year some times will be impossible and some will be easier. We could
spend the whole time going to museums. Maybe the workshops we want to attend
won't be quite so mobbed this year. I do feel badly for the presenters
Have you seen on the NAEA website that Sandy Skoglund has replaced the
Christos as one of the main speakers?