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Program Agenda

APH 2011 Annual Conference — E x p a n d i n g   H o r i z o n s

Welcome Reception

Join Conference Program Chair Barbara Tabach and the APH Board on Sunday evening, October 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm for a welcome reception poolside on the verandah at Harrah’s.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle, meet new friends, and catch up with old ones.

Check in at the Registration Desk

Sue McNees at the Conference Store

Check in at the Registration Desk on the Conference Level (second floor) of the hotel from 3:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday to register and pick up conference materials.

The APH Store will open for business Monday morning.
The store is adjacent to the Registration Desk and will remain open throughout the conference. Copies of all four modules of the APH Member Toolkit, the APH anthology, My Words Are Gonna Linger: The Art of Personal History, and our Saving Lives brochures will be available for purchase.

Take time also to shop our selection of presenters’ books, pick up information about Las Vegas, and place orders for downloadable recordings of conference workshops.

Newcomers Orientation Session

New members and newcomers to the annual conference are invited to attend an orientation session from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Our host, former APH Membership Director Gloria Nussbaum, has been a personal historian since 2001. She plans to reveal the juicy details about the wonderful conference that awaits. Gloria also will offer tips on how to get the most out of your membership.

Apollo Theatre Legend to Entertain and Enrich APH Evening

Early Clover
Singer/composer Early Clover has a fascinating personal history of his own. One of an elite group of entertainers to earn legendary status at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, he was mentored from an early age by some of the best in the business, including James Brown. Early has chronicled his life in his book, From Sawdust to Stardust.

While growing up in a large family on a farm in Georgia, he launched his musical career by performing for family and friends with a homemade guitar crafted from a 2x4 board, nails, and hay strings. His incentive to develop a strong singing voice was called “No Microphone.” You can still hear that standout quality in his voice, developed out of necessity. Today, Early headlines the Cornell Gunter Coasters in Las Vegas in homage to the original Coasters—Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Early Clover will be entertaining our attendees from 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Wednesday.

Video Share

Video biographers will show clips of their personal history productions from 8:00–10:00 pm, Monday. APH member Vikky Dauciunas will facilitate so we can view as many clips as possible. Anyone wishing to show his or her work should email Vikky Dauciunas by October 9. Please provide a brief description of your 3- or 4-minute DVD presentation. Submissions will be accepted in the order in which they are received. Sign up early; viewing slots are limited.

Salon Sessions

On Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, meeting rooms will be reserved for informal sessions. Any attendee with an idea or interesting question to explore may reserve one of these rooms upon arrival. Reservation requests, salon announcements, and sign-up sheets will be available at the APH Store. These informal sessions are not planned in advance by APH.

Seasoned Members Conversation Café

An opportunity for longtime members to hold in-depth discussions on topics such as psychology of memoir, subcontracting, psychology of aging, etc. email Linda Coffin or email Marianne Waller to suggest topics that might interest you from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday.

APH Annual Business Meeting

The annual meeting of the Association of Personal Historians, Inc., will be held at 12:15 pm on Tuesday in the Reno Room. The APH Board of Directors will update members in attendance on the status of the organization and discuss ongoing strategic initiatives and other projects. Members will be invited to discuss ideas and share their perspectives.

Circle of Sages

Join Sarah White as she moderates a discussion by five veteran APH members, including Libby Atwater, Laura Blumenthal, Pam Pacelli, Elisabeth Pozzi-Tanner, and Paula Stahel. These sage professionals will share first-hand stories from the front lines of building a personal history practice. Q&A will follow.

Tales from the Heart

A treasured tradition at all APH conferences, this event will conclude our conference on Thursday morning. Following the Passing of the Torch ceremony, personal historians will share their own stories as well as those of their favorite clients. Your soul will return home richer for the experience. Participation is limited due to time constraints, so email Paula Yost soon if you’re interested in telling your story.