by Janet Dickelman
Many of you will be reading this article as you are packing for Columbus. I look forward to seeing you at the convention and to hearing from you about your convention experiences. No, it isn't too late; you can still book a room at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus by calling 1-888-421-1442.
For those of you who will be unable to join us this year, there are still many ways you can be a part of the fun and stay connected with everything that is going on from the comfort of your home or office.
Note: All times shown are Eastern time.
Be a part of the excitement of opening session, listen to all the speakers and follow ACB business and elections. General sessions begin Saturday evening, July 6, at 7 p.m., and run Sunday through Wednesday from 8:30 until noon, and Thursday from 8:30 until 5:00.
Also on ACB Radio, hear what the candidates for ACB office have to say as they answer questions at the Candidates' Forum (Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m.). Hear all the great performances from the Friends-in-Art Showcase on Tuesday evening at 8. And join ACB's annual banquet by listening Thursday, July 11th at 7 p.m.
New this year: ACB Radio will broadcast one afternoon session as a live broadcast. All live broadcasts will be on ACB Radio Mainstream.
Other ACB committee sessions will be recorded and broadcast later in the day on ACB Radio Live Event.
Keep up with what's going on at the convention with the Columbus Explorer, our convention newspaper published Friday, July 5th through Wednesday, July 10th. The newspaper will be posted to the convention announce list. To subscribe to the convention announce list, just send a blank e-mail to Acbconventionfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the latest goings-on at the convention on Facebook and Twitter as I'm sure many people will be making numerous updates to all the social media sites.
Whether you are in Columbus or staying connected with us from home, I hope you have a wonderful convention experience. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at the Hyatt or via cell phone, (651) 698-5059. If you are able to join us in Columbus, I look forward to seeing you at the Hyatt.