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APH 2011 Annual Conference — E x p a n d i n g   H o r i z o n s

Discover Las Vegas and Expand Your Own Horizons

Barbara Tabach photo Las Vegas takes pride in its romantic mingling of gaudiness, neon lights, incredible food, and live entertainment. Sure, our community history is bloated with enough notorious tales to fill hundreds of books and movies. But the often unspoken characteristic of Las Vegas is our culture of hosts. It's our collective goal that you enjoy your visit to our town. So as the official host of the 17th Annual APH Conference, I invite you to join us for an outstanding meeting experience and a fun time.

Our multi-media lineup of speakers and workshops assures something for everyone. By the final day, you'll agree that we are entering an era of Expanding Horizons for personal historians.

While here, make new friends, learn from sage advisors, and enjoy time to relax. View the new bridge that spans Hoover Dam, see a show, explore the Strip, or relax by Harrah's pool. Las Vegas is betting that APH will be glad they came.

Barbara Tabach, APH Conference Program Chair

Message from the President

Pat McNees photo Personal history work combines old media and traditions (such as oral history and book publishing) with new concepts, techniques, and equipment (especially digital recording and transmission). Our work blends storytelling, sound, images, history, nostalgia, and family connections at a time when great technological advances have enabled independent publishing and audio and video production. It is exciting work, but it requires constant learning and attentive listening - and that's just the personal history work. Most of us also want to learn how to better market this wonderful new process and product.

Expect overload. Pace yourself, get to know other attendees (this is an accepting bunch), and study samples of their work - this is not your average book and video store product! What you learn in the halls between sessions and at meals and outings shared with others may be as important as what you learn in official sessions. Listen, observe, network, tell stories, and, above all, enjoy yourself!

Pat McNees, APH President

You are invited to join us at the APH 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas from October 16-20, 2011 (Sunday-Thursday).