On February 2nd, the 2008 Conference Committee met at El Adobe Restaurant in historic San Juan Capistrano to discuss the myriad of tasks that need to be addressed in preparation for the 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Botanical Artists scheduled for October 30 – November 1, 2008 at the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens and the Pasadena Hilton. As a result of their efforts during their working lunch, many sub-committees were established. The following committees were created at this meeting: Chapter Conference Poster & Signage; Exhibit Reception/Banquet; Banquet Decorations; ASBA Evening Entertainment; Small Works Exhibit; Transportation & Field Trips; Holiday Themes; Instructors & Classes; Portfolio Sharing; Registration; Silent Auction; Techniques Showcase; Volunteer Task List; and Conference Websites.

Conference co-chairs, Deborah Shaw and Tania Marien, are still looking for volunteers to head up the following tasks:

  • Activities for Spouses & Kids: One person is needed to gather information about activities for spouses and children traveling with ASBA members. This person would not be making reservations or making detailed arrangements. They would simply serve as the go-to person who would direct spouses and children towards activities that may be of interest to them.
  • Advertising/Vendors’ Exhibit: There will be an Exhibitors’ Hall this year. At least two people are required to assist with coordinating vendors, advertisers and sponsors.
  • Homestays & Roommates: One person is needed to help ASBA members, interested in sharing costs with a roommate, pair up with their conference roomie.

If you would like to assist with any of the tasks above, please contact Tania Marien.

The 2008 Conference Committee will meet next on March 1, 2008. Details are forthcoming.

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