Most of the 2012 Annual Conference Committee Getting into the Aloha Spirit
Are you ready to ignite your future and renew your spirit?
By Ceanne Herndon, ACC Committee Member (back row, middle)
For the past six months twelve administrators from across the country have met in person and via teleconference along with ALA Staff to plan educational sessions for the 2012 annual conference. The sessions look maika'I (that’s Hawaiian for awesome)! Are you worried about the perception of it being held in Honolulu? The 2011 Orlando conference evaluation was just completed. 95% of those surveyed said they attended the conference because of the educational opportunities. 92% attended 6-11 sessions and 93% felt the sessions were applicable to their needs. Annual Conferences may be held in tourist destinations, but the statistics show that ALA attendees go for the education! And besides, Honolulu can’t help that it’s pretty! If you look at the comparison chart below, by taking advantage of the early bird registration and the reasonable hotel rates, the 2012 conference IS affordable! Besides, the committee is working hard to make it the best educational experience ever!
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 Location Honolulu Orlando Boston New Orleans Early Bird $595 $795 $730 $730 Registration $945 $945 $885 $870 Hotels $199-$309 $229-$289 $225-$265 $215-$245 Airfare from SF $538-$733 $388-$708 $382-$697 $450-$552
Orbitz Search -7/24/2011
Source: ALA HQ Data Center
Register by August 31st: https://www.alanet.org/sc/ac2012reg/earlybirdsplash.asp (also look for the checklist to obtain support, conference budget spreadsheet, etc. at http://www.alanet.org/conf/2011/honolulu2012.html) Questions? Concerns? Please call or email me 707-545-7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mahalo!
Golden Gate Chapter
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Bridge - August 2011