I want to take a minute to thank you for your trust in allowing me to serve as your Vice-President. I am humbled and honored to take on this responsibility.
One of my main functions as your VP is to plan the next two conferences with the help of the planning committee. This is a big job, as the conferences I have attended have been so amazing, but rest assured that I am working diligently to make sure that our 2017 conference in Nag’s Head and our 2018 conference in Asheville are just as good. I am very lucky to have a great planning committee to work with.
That being said, we have been moving along on the planning. The contracts are being finalized for the 2017 conference at Nags Head. We will be returning to the Ramada where we were in 2015. The hotel has been remodeled and it should be spectacular! Be sure to check out the newly updated hotel reservation information on our registration page to get your room reserved at the gorgeous Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront.
We are working to make sure that there is all of the good stuff at the conference, the stuff that makes it the amazing conference it is, but we are also working to make it an even better experience for you. All of the favorites will be there, but we are going to bring a few upgrades and fun surprises!
A couple of important things that you should keep in mind about the 2017 conference:
- Please, please, please submit a proposal if you have something to share with us! I know that there is a lot of talent out there, so let us in on what you do. You can submit a proposal for a poster session or conference session presentation through our Call for Proposals page. You can also submit a Tricks of the Trade entry anytime using our online form, and we may ask you to share it at the conference as well!
- Do not forget that the Johnny Underwood Legacy Scholarship is available. Spread the word or apply for yourself. This is a wonderful opportunity to get new people involved in this great organization!
- If you have any ideas for the conference, please let me know. Email me through the organization at email@example.com, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Remember, this organization is amazing! However, we need you to be involved to keep it going. Also, the more people who get involved with it, the more amazing it becomes! So look around at your fellow sociologists and psychologists and invite them to come to the conference. Let’s continue growing together!
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