Written by MARK RIFKIN
Published: 27 May 2015
We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Washington, DC, for a productive and energizing meeting in just over a week!
Here are a few reminders and updates to consider:
1) Wednesday-Night Registration
We are approaching 900 registrants for this year’s conference! Our registration table is open 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, June 3, but only for those who have preregistered. If you have yet to register for the conference, please do so now at: https://www.eventinterface.com/registration/hkb1s77
If you choose to register onsite, you can do so starting at 7:30am on Thursday, June 4.
2) Opening Reception at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
Be sure to attend our opening reception in the Potomac Atrium at NMAI, 6:30-9:30pm on Thursday, June 4! It’s only a short walk from the Hyatt Regency (and we’ll have maps for you), but limited transportation will be available for those who need it.
You will have time to get food/drink, mingle, and reunite from 6:30-7:00. At 7:00 pm, we will have a short welcome program, including:
An honor song by Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa/San Juan Pueblo/Santee Dakota, Cultural Specialist and Writer at NMAI)
Remarks from Kevin Gover (Pawnee, Director, National Museum of the American Indian), Jacqueline Pata (Tlingit, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians), and Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs-Department of the Interior)
Please give these speakers and singer your respect and attention. You’ll have plenty of time after the short program to enjoy more food, friends, and all of NMAI’s current exhibitions, including “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.
3) Technology in Breakout Rooms
All of the breakout rooms at NAISA 2015 will include laptops, projectors, screens, and speakers. Please prepare by saving your presentation to a USB drive, or if you are a Mac user and plan to use your own machine, please bring the appropriate adapter. We will try to accommodate presenters as much as possible.