This Thursday, March 31st is the start of the New England Archivists Spring 2016 Meeting and everyone is geared up and ready to go. As you make your plans for things to do and see, don't forget some of the interesting extras and highlights for this year's meeting:
FRIDAY, APRIL 1:
New Member Breakfast: all attendees welcome. Make sure to talk to a new NEA member!
Friday plenary speaker: Graffiti and mural artist Caleb Neelon's work ranges from cultural diplomacy projects through the U.S. State Department; curatorial advisory work at museums, projects bringing artwork to hospitals, and public artwork projects in over thirty countries around the globe. His experience documenting movements has helped him author or collaborated on more twenty books about the public artist's world.
Respite Room: Anytime during the meeting you need a break, stop by NEA's Respite Room to recharge. (The Respite Room will be available to attendees both Friday and Saturday).
Afternoon Coffee Break with the Vendors: Take a coffee break with the vendors and listen to remarks from incoming NEA President, Jennifer Gunter King.
Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks: Join us for NEA's first StorySLAM featuring stories about being an archivist.
Friday night reception: End the first day of the meeting with a reception featuring food and drinks from Portland, Maine.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2:
Saturday plenary speaker: Wes Cowan, star of PBS's Antique Roadshow and History Detectives, speaks about lessons he learned as a collector, researcher, and advocate to archives and archivists across the country.
Lunch and NEA Business Meeting: Join us for lunch during the NEA annual business meeting.
NEA Awards Ceremony: Help us honor our colleagues for all of the hard work and amazing efforts they've achieved for the archives profession.
Home Movie Day: Finish off the Spring 2016 Meeting by experiencing a screening and discussion of home movies from archivists and New England repositories.
NEA SPRING 2016 MEETING
Thursday, March 31 -- Saturday April 2
Inn by the Bay Hotel in Portland, Maine
Walk-in registrations welcome beginning on Friday April 1. Check out the NEA website for links to the three-day program, directions, and things to do in Portland. Make sure to follow us for quick updates on Twitter (#NEAsp16) and Facebook.
See you in Portland!