Conference Events

Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

Sunday, 6 June 2010, 19:00 – 20:30
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom C-F

The conference will begin on Sunday evening with a welcome by Santa Fe’s mayor, David Coss, and talks by NABS President Nancy Tuchman, and ASLO President Carlos Duarte.

Opening Welcome Mixer Reception

Sunday, 6 June 2010, 20:30 – 22:30
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom A-B

Immediately following the opening plenary session, a mixer reception with Santa Fe flair will be held to allow members from both societies to become acquainted and to reconnect with friends and colleagues.

ASLO Membership Meeting and Lunch

Monday, 7 June 2010, 12:00 – 13:30
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom E-F

ASLO’s annual membership meeting will take place during lunch on Monday. All ASLO members and meeting participants are encouraged to attend. Box lunches will be available on a first come, first served basis.

NABS Endowment Reception

Monday, 7 June 2010, 18:00 – 20:00
Location: La Fonda Hotel – La Terraza

This reception is an “invitation-only” event for NABS Endowment contributors and beneficiaries.

NABS Membership Meeting and Lunch

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 12:00 – 13:30
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom E-F

NABS’ annual membership meeting will take place during lunch on Tuesday. All NABS members and meeting participants are encouraged to attend. Box lunches will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Poster Sessions and Receptions

Tuesday, 8 June and Thursday, 10 June 2010, 17:30 – 19:30
La Fonda Hotel – Ballroom and New Mexico Room

Though posters will be on display and available for viewing throughout the day at the La Fonda Hotel, poster presentations will take place during two evening sessions. Those who are presenting their research will do so during the receptions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Light reception foods will be served.

Reception

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 17:30 – 19:30
La Fonda Hotel – Ballroom, Santa Fe, and New Mexico Rooms

Immediately following the concurrent sessions on Wednesday, this informal reception will provide a time to relax and have a drink with your friends and colleagues prior to the banquet at the Santa Fe Convention Center. There is no formal poster session at this time.

Banquet (Fiesta!) and Live Auction

Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 19:30 – 21:30
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom A-F

The banquet is planned to offer the zest and the best of Santa Fe! This event is included with your registration, but it is sold out and you must pick up your ticket for the banquet at the conference registration desk when you check in for the meeting and before noon on Wednesday. The evening will include a live auction of items, the proceeds from which will benefit the student and graduate resource organizations from both societies.

Mixer and Dance

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 20:00 – 23:00
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom A-F

Following the poster session on Thursday, this mixer and dance will give attendees another chance to get together and dance as they head into the final day of the meeting. Very light snacks will be served in addition to a cash bar. The sounds of The Hot Club of Santa Fe will be featured. The band has an eclectic repertoire that includes hot swing, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass. For more information on the band and their music, please go to http://www.myspace.com/thehotclubofsantafe.

NABS/JNABS Name Change

Town Hall Discussion
Wednesday, 9 June, 12:00 – 13:15
Santa Fe Convention Center – Sweeney Ballroom E-F

NABS will conduct an open “Town Hall-style” meeting and discussion of the potential society and/or journal name change on Wednesday, 9 June from 12:00 – 13:15 in Sweeney Ballroom E-F, Santa Fe Convention Center. A brief introduction to the issue and description of the 15-month open discussion process will be followed by open-microphone discussions. Box lunches will be available for a donation. (The cost is $15.00 each). Ongoing discussions can adjourn to the Courtyard after 13:15. Please come and contribute to this important discussion.

NABS/JNABS Name Change Table

A table will be set up Monday through Friday in the Santa Fe Convention Center lobby area near the conference registration desk for NABS members to ask questions, obtain information, and to provide their input on the name change discussions. The Name Change Committee is managing all of the web-based discussions, and will be present at the table to answer questions, discuss the pros and cons of name changes, and take your suggested new names for the society and the journal.