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Sylvia Roberts + Stephanie Beene
Joint Conference Publicity Team
The Joint Conference Poster Session will be held Friday, March 11 • 12:30pm – 2:00pm, in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel. All conference attendees will receive a ballot in their registration packet.
Grab lunch and visit this exhibition of 40 posters representing innovative practice at art institutions, chat with presenters and vote for your favourites.
Prizes will be awarded in five categories:
Best of Show: Awarded to poster judged most excellent overall in display and presentation
Most Creative: Awarded to poster judged most imaginative or original in form, theme, presentation or topic
Most Engaging Presenter: Awarded to presenter that best conveys information in an appealing or captivating manner
Best Display: Awarded to poster with most effective use of visuals to describe one’s research or project
Most Inspiring: Awarded to poster that motivates the viewer to take action
Winners will be recognized with certificates and noted on the conference Sched.
We look forward to seeing all Seattle Joint Conference attendees at the Welcome Party Reception on Wednesday, March 9, 7:00pm to 10:00pm. We will be walking the short distance from the Westin Hotel to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).
If you would like to walk with a group, please congregate at the assembly area at the foot of the North Tower escalator in the Westin Lobby. Groups will leave for the SAM between 6:45pm and 7:30pm. The distance is approximately 0.5 mile.
If you have any mobility issues, there will be a small van available to shuttle you to the museum. Because seating is limited, we ask that if you would like to use this van, please put your name on a sign-up sheet at the Registration Desk.
During the Welcome Reception, attendees will have access to all of the Seattle Art Museum’s galleries, including the current special exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.
The SAM will open all of their stores for the evening, especially for us. Please take time to visit the Special Exhibition Store, SAM Books on the Main Level, and the SAM Shop on the Lower Level. The SAM Shops will be giving attendees at 10% discount and will be doing giveaways in the Special Exhibition Store and the SAM Shop during our event. Please note that this promo is one night only and while supplies last.
For the Convocation Reception on Friday, March 11, 2016, we’ll be riding in chartered coaches to the Seattle Public Library. Please meet at the assembly area at the foot of the North Tower escalators, after Convocation, between 8:00pm and 8:45pm. We will lead you downstairs to board the coaches at the Westin’s Westlake Avenue entrance.
Thank you, and safe travels!
This year’s fundraiser has both an onsite silent auction in Seattle and an online Etsy store consisting of fabulous wares, handmade by members of both ARLIS/NA and VRA.
The Etsy store is available 24/7 and we’re adding more stuff all the time. Browsing for that perfect gift (for yourself)? Don’t wait to buy it! Once it’s sold, all that’s left will be your regrets. Admire treasures already sold on the Etsy site
Wondering how much room to leave in your bag? Preview some of the great silent auction itemscollected so far. This year, you’ll also be able to add on USPS flat-rate shipping at the silent auction, for the heavier items that you don’t want to pack. So get your credit card handy as you’re sure to find something that you can’t live without.
The area around the North Tower escalators on the Westin Hotel’s Lobby Level will be used as the assembly point for all tour departures and transportation to the Welcome Party and the Convocation Reception.
Please assemble at this staging area 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. Tour guides will have signs identifying themselves
If you prefer to take a taxi to the Welcome Reception at the Seattle Art Museum, they can be hailed from the porte-cochere on the Westin’s main entrance, located on Westlake Avenue, on the Sixth Avenue side of the hotel.
To make it easier for conference attendees to visit the Poster Session in the Grand Ballroom, on Friday, March 11, we have arranged for boxed lunches to be available for sale on the Grand Level between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to stay in the Westin, view the 40 posters and interact with their presenters.
The lunch menu is below:
Wraps $ 9.50
Turkey & Cheddar
Ham & Swiss
Chicken Caesar salad
Chef’s Chop salad (Vegetarian)
We are happy to offer an array of museum ticket discounts to our 2016 Joint Conference guests, listed below. Thank you to Bridget Nowlin, Angela Weaver and Traci Timmons for arranging all of this!
Chihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA Seattle Space Needle 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA
Discount offered for visits during the conference, March 7-10. Special Combo Ticket with Space Needle: A discount to the adjacent Space Needle is also offered in combination with Chihuly Garden and Glass. The combo ticket is $33.60 with taxes and both must be visited in the same day. The promo code and website will be found in an email shared with conference participants.
Serenity Ibsen is Technical Services and Archives Librarian, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and VRA member: “I am so grateful for my amazing colleagues who are always willing to share information and experiences. I look forward to meeting some of them in person in Seattle and to catching up with my chapter. This will be my first VRA conference and because it’s local this year, I was able to requisition institutional support to attend. I’m excited that this will be ajoint conference with ARLIS/NAbecause I also have friends who are ARLIS/NA members and I’m happy that members of both organizations will be in the same place soon.”
Suzanne Rackover is Manager, Library & Archives, Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, The Banff Centre, serving multiple roles in the Joint Conference organizing committee, the Development Committee and ARLIS/NA Northwest chapter executive: “I joined ARLIS/NA in my second year of library school at McGill in 2009. I already knew some members of theMontreal-Ottawa-Quebecchapter since the art and art library community in Montreal is fairly tight knit. However, the chapter meetings helped me get to know these individuals in a professional capacity and showed me what a welcoming community ARLIS/NA is.”