Paleonet: Final Update: NSCA-SPNHC 2008 Meeting!

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Wed May 7 22:37:36 UTC 2008

NSCA–SPNHC Joint Meeting

Collection Stewardship: Challenges in a Changing World

13-17 May 2008

Skirvin Hilton Hotel

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Join us in Oklahoma City (OKC), OK May 13-17, 2008 for the Joint  
Meeting of the:

Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) and the

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)

The meeting is next week!

Registration—Registration is still open! However, online, mail, and  
fax registrations are now closed. Please register when you arrive in  
Oklahoma City! See our website for more details.

Program—The finalized NSCA-SPNHC program is now available on the  
meeting website!

Committee Meetings—The schedule for the board and committee meetings  
has been distributed to the Presidents of both societies and SPNHC  
Committee chairs. See the website for the complete schedule (http:// Note  
that the meeting of the SPNHC Best Practices Committee is scheduled  
for 9:00-10:00 am Tuesday 13 May.

SPNHC Business Meeting—The agenda and committee reports for the SPNHC  
annual general business meeting are now available on the website!

Vendor’s Luncheon—The Vendor’s Luncheon is full!

SIGs Luncheon—There are still a few openings at the Integrated Pest  
Management, Student Member Roundtable, and Social Sciences Permits,  
Regulations, and Legal Issues tables. The other five Special Interest  
Groups are full!

Trips and Museum Tours—Field trips to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife  
Refuge and Arbuckle Mountains Geology and White Mound are still open!  
Still open are the Film, Q&A, and Partial Tour (a morning tour) and a  
few spots in the afternoon session of the SNOMNH Earth/Social  
Sciences Tour. All other tours are full. The Oklahoma History Center  
Tour has been cancelled. In addition, the itinerary for the  
University of Oklahoma Museums tour has been changed; the tour will  
now visit the Western History Collection, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum  
of Art, and the Robert Bebb Herbarium. Check the meeting website for  
more information.

Hotel—Rooms are no longer available at the Skirvin Hilton. A  
contracted room block has been obtained at the Sheraton Oklahoma City  
Hotel located 0.16 miles from the Skirvin (~5 minute walk). Call  
1-800-325-3535 (toll free) or (405) 235-2780 to make reservations; on- 
line reservations are not available. Indicate the group name '2008  
NSCA-SPNHC' to receive the conference rate.

For information about other area hotels go to: http://

Workshops—All workshops are still open but are filling up!

Best Practices in Collection Stewardship: Writing a Collections  
Management Policy
Hazardous Materials Specimen Shipping
Lighting in Museums: Challenges of Balancing Collection Stewardship
Technology Museum Cleaning Basics in a Changing World
Making Sense of Making Mounts Workshop

Social and Banquet—Tickets are still available to dine with the  
dinosaurs, mingle with a mammoth, view the spectacular galleries at  
the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History! The museum gift  
store, Excavations, will be open during the Social. Music during the  
social and banquet will be provided by internationally known  
guitarist Edgar Cruz. After dinner, dancing and entertainment will be  
to the lively music of a DJ!

We thank all the sponsors and vendors who will be appearing at NSCA– 
SPNHC 2008! For a complete listing of all of our sponsors, please see

See you soon!

Janet Braun and Marcy Revelez, Co-Chairs

For details about the NSCA-SPNHC 2008 meeting schedule, program,  
workshops, pre-conference tours, registration, hotel reservations,  
and other information check the conference website http://

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