NEA taking the past into the future

Scholarships for NEA's Spring 2016 Meeting

2016-01-06 8:39 AM | Michelle Romero


NEA offers two different scholarships to help support NEA members attending the annual spring meetings. The Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for non-student members only) and the Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for student members only) include registration (at the appropriate early-bird rate) and up to $300 towards travel and hotel expenses.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to Abigail Cramer (, Meeting and Travel Scholarships Committee Chair, by January 15th.

This year's meeting, Uncharted Waters, will push the envelope trying out new programs and new ideas. There will be a Day of Service at the Maine Historical Society, thought-provoking plenary speakers, a new-member breakfast, and plenty of opportunities for networking. Or experience something different by participating in the very first archives StorySLAM, Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks or NEA’s own Home Movie Day.

Early-bird registration opens this coming Monday, January 11th.

NEA has reserved a block of rooms at The Inn By the Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Portland, ME. The hotel includes an indoor pool and sauna, fitness center, and an onsite restaurant and lounge, and is just a short walk from the lively Old Port area of the city. Call to reserve a room at the NEA special rate ($125/night): 800-345-5050 (reference the NEA Meeting).

And if you live in the Boston or New Hampshire area, check out the Amtrak Downeaster which runs daily between Boston and Portland to help calculate travel costs.


1/11 -- Early-bird registration opens
1/13 -- Last day to enter a raffle to win a seat in an SAA workshop at Spring 2016
1/15 -- Deadline for meeting and travel scholarships
1/15 -- Deadline to participate in NEA's own StorySLAM or Home Movie Day
2/28 -- Early-bird registration ends
2/29 -- Advanced registration begins
3/01 -- Hotel CUT-OFF for special NEA reservation prices
3/25 -- Advanced registration ends
3/31 -- Onsite registration available

Be part of things in Portland. Apply to one of the NEA meeting and travel scholarships.

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