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2017 Conference Update

Thu, March 30, 2017 4:02 PM | Laura Parshall

The 2017 conference is now less than a month away, and we're nearing capacity for registrations! If you haven't yet registered for the conference and you want to attend, don't hesitate--register today!

We have several volunteer opportunities available for people who would like to help make the conference run smoothly, and help document it for posterity. The Conference Committee is currently seeking the following:

Think Tank facilitators -- to help facilitate discussion at the Think Tanks that will be held on the last day of the conference

Conference Photographer -- to take candid shots throughout the conference, and a few posed shots during lunch on the second day when the scholarships and Ann Castle Award are presented

Registration Volunteer -- to check in conference attendees and distribute conference packets on Thursday and Friday mornings

Session Hosts -- to make sure that session speakers have all they need and that rooms for the sessions are appropriately set up and comfortable.

More information about the volunteer opportunities can be found on the 2017 Conference Volunteer Opportunities page. If you're interested in being a session host or have questions about this role, please contact Ginny Santamaria. If you're interested in being a Think Tank facilitator, a conference photographer, or a registration volunteer, contact conference co-chairs Lisa Foster and Susan Grivno.

Additionally, to help celebrate NEDRA's 30th anniversary, we are seeking stories, pictures, and other memories from people's past experiences with NEDRA. Do you have photos from a conference years ago? Can you jot down a story about a time you got to connect with some of your NEDRA peers and had a great experience? Bring it to the conference! We'd love to collect these memories and save them for the future.

We're also looking for people to bring in blast from the past items: research tools from back in the day that were once vital but are now obsolete! (I'm sure someone has a twenty-year-old copy of "Who's Who" lying around, right?) Help those who have been in the industry for a while remember the good old days (or maybe they were the "pain in the neck old days"), and show those who are new to the field what prospect research used to be like when we had to travel uphill both ways in the snow to get to the public library for resources.

Looking forward to seeing you next month at the conference!


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