This year, we're hoping to start two new trends- first, we will NOT be printing the full conference booklet, but it is available on line, and you can print it if you like.
We will have a printed one-page "schedule at a glance."
Second- this year, we'll have a conference bag swap! Instead of PNAIRP printing and distributing new bags, we're reusing some of the left overs from previous conferences and giving attendees the opportunity to swap with each other. Do you have a reusable bag you're not using? Maybe a bag from another conference or your institution? Bring it along to use or swap with someone else!
Dessert Roundtables and Dinner Groups
Signups will be at the registration table. Options are listed here.
One of our members had the great idea to provide an opportunity for conference attendees to look for ride share opportunities with each other. To that end, we've made a google sheet available to all of you- put in your info and connect with each other.
THANK YOU to everyone who signed up to volunteer. Assignments will be emailed out by Friday, November 8.
Don't forget to bring along something fun from your school for the annual raffle. During the general meeting on Friday, we'll draw names for prizes, including whatever you bring along from your institution.
Back by popular demand: PowerPoint Karaoke! We had a great deal of fun with this last year, in addition to the usual enjoyment of cocktails, hors d'oerves, and chatting with your peers. Present by yourself or as part of a team. Slides provided.
Did you know that the River Rock has a pool (with a super cool slide), fitness center, and a spa? Don't forget to bring your swim suit and your workout gear. And, of course, there's a Casino, if you're the betting type!
Things to do
The local arrangements committee has been hard at work putting together a list of recommended restaurants, sites, and activities. Handouts will be available at the registration table.
Everyone who attends the conference will be eligible to vote on proposed bylaws reviews. Materials were circulated to all members and are available on line so that you can review before the conference and come prepared for discussion and voting at the Friday morning General Membership meeting. There will be some hard copies available at the meeting.
If you have not yet reserved your room, contact the River Rock Hotel reservation department at (604) 247-8900, toll free at 1-866-748-3718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you're with PNAIRP. The special room rate was only guaranteed until October 12, but rooms are still available.