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APH 2012 Annual Conference—Turning Points

Pre-Conference Seminars Schedule (Optional)   Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time Event Presenter
8:30 am - 4:00 pm  Building a Business that Works
Whether you work in print, audio, or video, having solid start-up practices and an awareness of the basic business building blocks will set you on the path for long-term success. This seminar will explore how to write a business plan; business A-B-Cs; identifying strengths and weaknesses; where to find clients and how to reach them; how to set rates; and how to run your business so that it doesn’t run you.
Paula Stahel
8:30 am - 4:00 pm  Boot Camp for Personal History Writers
Kick Your Writing to the Next Level
New to the personal history business or want to sharpen your writing skills? Need help transforming your client’s ho-hum narrative into a good story? Want to learn how narrative arc, scenes, dialogue, dramatic tension, and descriptive detail will pump life into your stories? This is the class you need! This seminar will shake you out of old habits, flex your brain and writing muscles, and fill you with ammunition to be all you can be—as a writer and as a personal historian.
Dawn Thurston
Note: Seminar attendees will have coffee service from 8:00 – 8:30 am & 10:00 – 10:30 am, compliments of APH, and will break for lunch on their own from noon to 1:00 pm.

Conference Schedule    Wednesday, October 17 — Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012   

Time Event Presenter / Facilitator
3:00 - 8:00 pm  Registration
Check in and pick up your conference materials at the APH Registration Desk in the lobby.
Joy Miller
5:00 - 6:00 pm  Conference Orientation
Our host will share details about the conference and offer tips on how to get the most out of your membership—something that new members and veterans should appreciate.
Gloria Nussbaum
7:30 - 9:30 pm  Welcome Reception
Join 2012 Conference Program Chair Mary Harrison and the APH Board in the Clayton Ballroom to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Light hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine served.
Mary Harrison

Thursday, October 18, 2012   

Time Event Presenter / Facilitator
8:00 - 8:30 am  Continental Breakfast  
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  Registration
Check in and pick up your conference materials at the APH Store.
Joy Miller
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  APH Store
APH store offers APH educational material plus books and materials from speakers, presenters, and attendees.
 
8:30 - 10:00 am  Welcome Sarah White, Mary Harrison, Dr. Robert Archibald
8:30 - 10:00 am  Dred & Harriet Scott's Personal History
Ruth Ann Hager, author of Dred & Harriet Scott: Their Family Story and the Scott's great-great granddaughter, Lynne Jackson, shed light on the largely unknown or misunderstood story of the couple who sued for freedom from slavery in St. Louis prior to the Civil War.
Ruth Ann Hager, Lynne Jackson
10:00 - 10:30 am  Beverage Break  
10:30 - noon Concurrent Workshops - Session 1  
12:15 - 1:15 pm  Networking Luncheon  
1:45 - 3:15 pm Concurrent Workshops - Session 2  
3:15 - 3:45 pm  Beverage Break  
3:45 - 5:15 pm  Circle of Sages
Collaboration is the new black suit—a profitable approach for those who try it on! APH members who have worked together will discuss the pros and cons of collaboration in a panel discussion led by APH President Sarah White.
Sarah White
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Salon Sessions
Informal sessions arranged by any attendee with an idea or question to explore. Sign up sheets in APH Store.
 
8:00 - 10:00 pm  Video Share
Video biographers show clips of their favorite personal histories.
Loretta Heindrichs

Friday, October 19, 2012   

Time Event Presenter / Facilitator
8:00 - 8:30 am  Continental Breakfast  
8:00 am - 4:00 pm  APH Store
APH store offers APH educational material plus books and materials from speakers, presenters, and attendees.
 
8:30 - 10:00 am  Opportunities for Reflection
Suzanne Doyle, founder and director of LUMINA Life Review and Legacy Program BJC Hospice, the largest hospice program in St. Louis, explains her methods for recruiting and training volunteers to conduct life review interviews. She’ll also show how she teaches them methods for shaping the patients’ narratives into unique legacies, often handcrafted books.
Suzanne Doyle
10:00 - 10:30 am  Beverage Break  
10:30 - noon Concurrent Workshops - Session 3  
12:30 - 1:45 pm  APH Business Meeting Luncheon  
2:00 - 3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops - Session 4  
3:30 pm  Free Time to Explore St Louis  
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Salon Sessions
Informal sessions arranged by any attendee with an idea or question to explore. Sign up sheets in APH Store.
 
7:00 - 9:00 pm  Conversation Cafe Linda Coffin, Sarah White, Mary O'Brien Tyrell

Saturday, October 20, 2012   

Time Event Presenter / Facilitator
8:00 - 8:30 am  Continental Breakfast  
8:00 am - 2:00 pm  APH Store
APH store offers APH educational material plus books and materials from speakers, presenters, and attendees.
 
8:30 - 10:00 am  Make Your Best Better
Efficiency expert Jason Womack, author of Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More offers a plethora of practical strategies to help people build solid and sustainable work habits.
Jason Womack
10:00 - 10:30 am  Beverage Break  
10:30 - noon Concurrent Workshops - Session 5  
noon - 1:30 pm  Lunch on Your Own  
1:00 - 2:00 pm  Yoga Break Rebecca Lanctot
1:00 - 5:00 pm Community Circle  
1:00 - 2:30 pm Speed Coaching Laura Blumenthal & Rhonda Kalkwarf
2:00 - 3:30 pm Print Show & Tell Peggy Greenwood
3:00 - 5:00 pm Marketing Show & Tell Dhyan Atkinson
7:00 - 11:00 pm  APH Dinner & Special Entertainment
Dinner and entertainment. A chance to relax with newfound and old friends on the last night of the conference.
Ingrid Berry Clay

Sunday, October 21, 2012   

Time Event Presenter / Facilitator
8:30 - 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast  
8:30 am - noon  APH Store
APH store offers APH educational material plus books and materials from speakers, presenters, and attendees.
 
9:00 - 10:30 am  The Experiences That Shaped Us
Humanities teacher Haliday Douglas and his then-6th-grade students interviewed 20 leaders in the St. Louis Civil Rights Movement to create a 33-minute documentary. Haliday will show clips, explain the interview process, and be joined by some former students for Q&A.
Haliday Douglas
10:30 - 10:45 am  Beverage Break  
10:45 - 11:00 am  Passing the Torch
Introduction of 2013 Conference Program Chair
Mary Harrison
11:00 am - 12:30 pm  Tales from the Heart
A treasured tradition. Members share their own stories and those of their favorite clients.
Paula Yost
12:30 pm  Conference Close  

 

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