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Subject: Re: [APG] Eastmans conference updates
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 04:08:56 +0000
<<One thing that Dick commented on was attendence. He thought it was low.>>
Correction: He thought it was "down somewhat" based on previous years. I'm not
sure why the word "low" came to my mind. Sorry for any confusion or
> One thing that Dick commented on was attendence. He thought it was low. I'm
> guessing the internet has had an affect on this. Perhaps cost and location as
> well? Nothing can take the place of BEING THERE, but perhaps some people feel
> they can get more from the internet or taking classes that are local to them.
> I can understand that these major conferences may be cost prohibitive for
> some. By the time you factor in hotel, transportation and meals, one has to
> spend a small fortune to attend.
> I like the fact that the conferences travel around the country. One can
> combine research, a vacation, and/or visiting relatives with attendance at a
> conference. As for myself, I do like the ones that are close enough I can
> drive. It saves me money, plus I can avoid some of the hassles of flying. Now
> I will admit that Richmond, VA and the 400th anniversary of Jamestown sounds
> intriging. Those history classes they made us take way back when are certainly
> brought to life, whenever I am able to see the localities, the events, and the
> people I studied all those years ago.
> Btw, I recently visited the brand new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in
> Springfield, IL. It's fantastic. If one of your interests is Lincoln and/or
> the Civil War, I highly recommend it.
> > If you want to read about the NGS conference that ended yesterday, you can
> > find some information by going to Dick Eastman's website. He posted 3 updates,
> > so you will need to scroll down. I wish I could have been there, but as
> > someone else said here the other day, some of us are unable to attend all the
> > major conferences every year or at least, all of the conferences we would like
> > to attend.
> > http://eogn.typepad.com/
> > Debbie
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