APH 2013 Annual Conference—Capital Reflections
Registration Desk3:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday-Tuesday
Check in at the Registration Desk in the Meeting Rooms Foyer from 3:00 to 7:00 pm Friday to register and pick up conference materials.
Conference store bustling between sessions
APH Store8:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday-Tuesday
The conference store will remain open throughout the conference. Copies of APH educational materials will be available, as well as a rich selection of books and materials from our speakers, presenters, and attendees. This is also where you can pick up information about the local area, sign up for Speed Coaching and Salon Sessions, and place orders for downloadable recordings of conference workshops.
Orientation Session5:00 – 6:00 pm, Friday
Gloria (pictured to the right of Carolyn Parrott)
has tips to offer both veterans & new members
Everyone, particularly new members and newcomers to the conference, is invited to an orientation session in the Waterford/Lalique Ballroom hosted by former APH Membership Director Gloria Nussbaum, a personal historian since 2001.
Gloria will reveal juicy details about the wonderful conference awaiting you and offer tips on how to get the most out of your membership.
Welcome Reception8:00 – 9:00 pm, Friday
Conference attendees catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
Join Conference Program Chair Ronda Barrett and the APH Board for a welcome reception in the Haverford Baccarat Ballroom. Light hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with old and new friends.
Note: These informal sessions are not planned in advance by APH.
Conference attendees are in for a real treat this year. The APH-sponsored tour of an illuminated DC will provide an entirely new perspective of the nation's capital. Tour guides aboard each private motorcoach will narrate as we pass the National Cathedral and Embassy Row on our way from the Hyatt to the National Mall, where we will stop to explore the World War II Memorial. Next we'll enjoy a 45-minute visit to the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean War Veterans Memorials. The Lincoln Memorial is particularly magnificent at night, shimmering in the National Reflecting Pool. The glow of the black granite at the Vietnam Memorial movingly reflects the etched names of over 58,000 veterans. Our last stop will be at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial along the western edge of the Tidal Basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and within walking distance of the Martin Luther King Memorial. Built in 1997, the FDR Memorial is known for its unique design and for the fact that it tells the story of America during the years of FDR's presidency. We'll have almost an hour to stroll through the extraordinary seven-and-a half-acre outdoor tribute filled with murals, statues, quotes etched in stone, waterfalls, and more. At 10:00 pm, the motorcoaches will depart for our drive back to the hotel, passing the Kennedy Center along the way.
The annual meeting of the Association of Personal Historians, Inc., takes place each year at the conference.
The APH Board of Directors will update members in attendance on the status of the organization and discuss ongoing strategic initiatives and other projects. Members will be invited to discuss ideas and share their perspectives.
During 2013, APH has been expanding the educational opportunities available to members, focusing on the use of online teaching tools. Join Education Director Stephanie Nichols and Executive Director Linda Coffin in a discussion of what's already happened and what you would like to see in the future. President Sarah White will also give a progress report on the status of certification options for personal historians.
A treasured tradition at all APH conferences, this event will conclude our conference on Sunday morning. Just before the Passing of the Torch ceremony and the conference close, personal historians will share their own stories as well as those of their favorite clients. Your soul will return home richer for the experience.
Participation is limited due to time constraints, so email Paula Yost soon if you're interested in telling your story.