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The 30th Southern Graphics Council Conference
April 3-6, 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana
REASONS TO CELEBRATE INCLUDE....
REGISTRATION AS OF March 21, 2002: 700+ PEOPLE!
Five day forcast for New Orleans: http://www.nola.com/rainorshine/
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED BY MARCH 20th AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION. WE'LL ACCEPT YOUR REGISTRATION ON SITE.
Registration for the conference after February 15 is $180 for both students and regular members. Conference room rates at the Radisson New Orleans will be $129/$139 single/double. The conference hotel is currently full. Parking at the Radisson is handled by a private garage next door for $15 per 24 hours. There is also parking nearby for $10 a day.
Use this web site to review some of the exciting events planned for the upcoming conference and to make your travel plans.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans to celebrate 30 years of SGC history!
John Risseeuw and Beauvais Lyons,
A Note on the Cost of this Conference: The costs of the Print Gumbo conference, for attending members and for the organization, will be greater than at previous SGC conferences. They are, however, in line with conferences held by many other major professional organizations. The SGC Board has approved spending $10,000 to support this conference and we have no direct or in-kind institutional support from a university host. As such we will have to pay many thousands of dollars for the rental of meeting and exhibit spaces in the conference hotel, audio visual services, and even tables and chairs for each event, resources that are usually provided by the host institution. Our contract stipulates that our room rental rates at the Radisson are based on an assumed total of hotel food services - member breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinners. While we will achieve that total, we will be subsidizing to an extent the cost of the box lunches for members, even though they will appear to be greater than what we have all come to expect. We strongly encourage our members to stay with the program, lunch in the hotel, and help make this conference a success. [Further, leaving the hotel in search of cheaper meals will undoubtedly result in members wandering too far, not saving all that much money, becoming distracted, and missing important conference events and experiences.] Remember that the SGC is a volunteer organization and that the folks working on this conference are receiving no compensation. This conference also features fewer presenting personnel for fewer honoraria and fewer registration waivers, all for the purposes of keeping costs in check and keeping the focus on the celebratory history of SGC. We hope the SGC membership will work with the SGC by registering early, signing up for all of the meals, and encouraging attendance and participation in this important anniversary of our organization.