APH 2011 Annual Conference — E x p a n d i n g H o r i z o n s
Welcome ReceptionJoin Conference Program Chair Barbara Tabach and the APH Board on Sunday evening, October 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm for a welcome reception poolside on the verandah at Harrah's.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle, meet new friends, and catch up with old ones.
Check in at the Registration Desk
Check in at the Registration Desk on the Conference Level (second floor) of the hotel from 3:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday to register and pick up conference materials.
The APH Store will open for business Monday morning.The store is adjacent to the Registration Desk and will remain open throughout the conference. Copies of all four modules of the APH Member Toolkit, the APH anthology, My Words Are Gonna Linger: The Art of Personal History, and our Saving Lives brochures will be available for purchase.
Take time also to shop our selection of presenters' books, pick up information about Las Vegas, and place orders for downloadable recordings of conference workshops.
Newcomers Orientation SessionNew members and newcomers to the annual conference are invited to attend an orientation session from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Our host, former APH Membership Director Gloria Nussbaum, has been a personal historian since 2001. She plans to reveal the juicy details about the wonderful conference that awaits. Gloria also will offer tips on how to get the most out of your membership.
Apollo Theatre Legend to Entertain and Enrich APH Evening
Early CloverSinger/composer Early Clover has a fascinating personal history of his own. One of an elite group of entertainers to earn legendary status at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, he was mentored from an early age by some of the best in the business, including James Brown. Early has chronicled his life in his book, From Sawdust to Stardust.
While growing up in a large family on a farm in Georgia, he launched his musical career by performing for family and friends with a homemade guitar crafted from a 2x4 board, nails, and hay strings. His incentive to develop a strong singing voice was called 'No Microphone.' You can still hear that standout quality in his voice, developed out of necessity. Today, Early headlines the Cornell Gunter Coasters in Las Vegas in homage to the original Coasters—Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
Early Clover will be entertaining our attendees from 7:00–11:00 pm, Wednesday.