I’m looking forward to attending the AIC Annual Meeting next week in Philly—not only to hear some interesting talks, but to catch up with a lot of folks I only see at the meeting.
However, one of the things I’m not looking forward to is figuring out my schedule. The national conservation association is broken up into 10 “specialty groups,” each of which could have a talk in which I’m interested. Fortunately, a fellow objects conservator, Carolyn Riccardelli of the Met, made this handy chart to help figure out the schedule. Thanks, Carolyn!
Also note the hashtag for the meeting is #AIC2011. I’m still on the fence about the usefulness of people tweeting from conferences; out of anything it can be useful to coordinate meet ups or let others know when there’s a good talk. It takes considerable skill to break down someone’s 20 minute talk to a pithy 140 character statement. I’m sure many will give it a go.