Paleonet: UPDATE: NSCA-SPNHC 2008 Meeting
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Mon Apr 28 15:34:04 BST 2008
NSCA–SPNHC Joint Meeting
Collection Stewardship: Challenges in a Changing World
13-17 May 2008
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Join us in Oklahoma City (OKC), OK May 13-17, 2008 for the Joint
Meeting of the:
Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) and the
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
The meeting is in two weeks!
Registration—Registration is still open! See the conference website
for on-line registration.
TORCH Meeting (A New Event Added to the Schedule)—On Saturday, May
17, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, a joint meeting of Herbarium Curators
and the Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH) will
be held at Cross Hall on the University of Oklahoma campus in
Norman. For more information, visit the NSCA/SPNHC conference
website or the TORCH website (http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/torch/).
Program—The program will be posted on the website soon! Oral and
poster presenters have been notified of their scheduled sessions via
email. Additional information on presentation recommendations and
available technology can also be found on the conference website.
Committee Meetings—The schedule for the board and committee meetings
has been distributed to the Presidents of both societies and SPNHC
Committee chairs. See the website for the complete schedule (http://
that the meeting of the SPNHC Best Practices Committee is scheduled
for 9:00-10:00 am Tuesday 13 May.
Vendor’s Luncheon—The Vendor’s Lunch is full!
SIGs Luncheon—There are still a few openings at the Integrated Pest
Management, Student Member Roundtable, and Social Sciences Permits,
Regulations, and Legal Issues tables. The other five Special Interest
Groups are full!
Trips and Museum Tours—Field trips to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife
Refuge and Arbuckle Mountains Geology and White Mound are still open!
Still open are the Film, Q&A, and Partial Tour (a morning tour) and
the afternoon session of the SNOMNH Earth/Social Sciences Tour.
All other tours are full. The Oklahoma History Center Tour has been
cancelled. Check the meeting website for more information.
Hotel—Rooms are no longer available at the Skirvin Hilton. A
contracted room block has been obtained at the Sheraton Oklahoma City
Hotel located 0.16 miles from the Skirvin (~5 minute walk). Call
1-800-325-3535 (toll free) or (405) 235-2780 to make reservations; on-
line reservations are not available. Indicate the group name '2008
NSCA-SPNHC' to receive the conference rate.
For information about other area hotels go to: http://
Workshops—All workshops are still open but are filling up!
Best Practices in Collection Stewardship: Writing a Collections
Hazardous Materials Specimen Shipping
Lighting in Museums: Challenges of Balancing Collection Stewardship
Technology Museum Cleaning Basics in a Changing World
Making Sense of Making Mounts Workshop
Social and Banquet—Tickets are still available to dine with the
dinosaurs, mingle with a mammoth, view the spectacular galleries at
the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History! The museum gift
store, Excavations, will be open during the Social. Music during the
social and banquet will be provided by internationally known
guitarist Edgar Cruz. After dinner, dancing and entertainment will be
to the lively music of a DJ!
We thank all the sponsors and vendors who will be appearing at NSCA–
SPNHC 2008! For a complete listing of all of our sponsors, please see
See you in May!
Janet Braun and Marcy Revelez, Co-Chairs
For details about the NSCA-SPNHC 2008 meeting schedule, program,
workshops, pre-conference tours, registration, hotel reservations,
and other information check the conference website http://
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