Program Highlights (2016)
APH Annual Conference 2016 · Kick It Up
Registration Desk/APH StoreCheck in at the Registration Desk in the ballroom lobby from 3:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday to register and pick up conference materials. The APH Store will open for business Monday morning and remain open throughout the conference for late registration. Copies of APH educational materials are available in the store, as well as a rich selection of books and materials from our speakers, presenters, and attendees. The APH Store is also where you can pick up information about Fort Worth, sign up for Speed Coaching and Salon Sessions, or place orders for downloadable recordings of conference workshops.
Reigstrants eagerly participate in the Conference Orientation session that follows registration.
Conference Orientation5:00 – 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016
Everyone, particularly newcomers to the conference, is invited to an orientation session hosted by former APH Membership Chair Gloria Nussbaum, a personal historian since 2001. Gloria will reveal details about the conference and offer tips on how to get the most out of your membership.
Welcome Reception7:00 – 9:00 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016
Join Conference Program Chair Martha Humphries and the APH Board for a welcome reception. Light hors d'oeuvres, beer, sodas, and wine will be served. Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with old friends, make new friends, and relax before the conference excitement begins.
Salon Sessions7:00 – 9:00 pm, Monday, October 24, 2016
Any attendee with an idea or interesting question to explore may request to reserve a meeting room for an informal session. These are not planned in advance by APH. Reservation requests, salon announcements, and sign-up sheets will be available at the APH Store; available space is limited.
Video Share8:00 – 10:00 pm, Monday, October 24, 2016
Video biographers will show clips of their personal history productions and participate in a brief discussion afterward. APH member Bob Karstens will facilitate. Anyone wishing to show work must provide a video clip by October 1. Please note: To be included, submissions must have all rights cleared, including music and photos. You may share your clip digitally as a .mov or .mp4 file via Dropbox or other FTP method. Clips should be 3-4 minutes in length, no more than 6 minutes. You also will need to share production information on a Powerpoint slide sent to you beforehand. Email Bob Karstens to coordinate your submission. Submissions accepted in the order in which they are received.
APH Annual Business Meeting & Luncheon12:15 – 1:45 pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
At the annual meeting of the Association of Personal Historians, Inc., the APH Board of Directors will update members in attendance on the status of the organization and discuss ongoing strategic initiatives and other projects.
It's Complicated: Handling Tricky Project Relationships2:15-3:45 pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
We all have great clients who appreciate our passion for what we do, rave about our work, pay on time, and often become close friends. But then there are the other clients—the problem clients—the ones who are never happy no matter how hard you work, who constantly complain about the cost, and never pay on time. It's the complex personalities and confusing relationship issues that make a project difficult or that may even bring it to a grinding and permanent halt. A panel of experienced personal historians who have "seen it all" will describe how they handled those challenges.
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