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The Monterey Program has been posted and registration is open for #NCPH2014 http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2014-annual-meeting/ This year we're meeting in March, not April, so don't wait to register or to make your travel plans! The meeting this year will focus on Sustainable Public History, we will examine how the idea of sustainability can advance the field of public history and, in turn, how public history can encourage sustainability all in the setting of the beautiful shoreline city of Monterey, California. ALREADY REGISTERED BUT WANT TO ADD A TOUR, WORKSHOP, OR OTHER EVENT TO YOUR REGISTRATION? Good news: it's easy! Simply log in to our registration site, select, “My Events” from the left menu, and then “Add Sessions.” http://bit.ly/1bYxC5p You don't want to wait, some workshops and tours are already filling up! HOW DO I GET THERE AND WHERE DO I STAY? For information on airports and shuttle service for #NCPH2014 in Monterey, California see page 7 of the meeting Program. http://bit.ly/ncph2014Prog Be sure not to book your flight to Monterrey, Mexico by mistake! The main conference activities will take place at the Monterey Conference Center. NCPH has reserved room blocks at three nearby hotels: Hotel Pacific - 300 Pacific Street – Adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center The NCPH room rate is $149/night. Reservations must be made by February 19, 2014. To reserve a room, call (800) 554-5542 and ask for the NCPH room block. Hotel Abrego - 755 Abrego Street – 11-minute walk to Monterey Conference Center: free shuttle service will be available. The room rate is $139/night. Reservations must be made by February 18, 2014. To reserve a room, call (800) 982-1986 and ask for the National Council on Public History group rate. Casa Munras - 700 Munras Avenue – 9-minute walk to Monterey Conference Center: free shuttle service will be available The room rates start at $150/night for a queen, $160/night for two double beds or a king, and $179/night for two double beds or a king with a fireplace. Reservations must be made by February 21, 2014. To reserve a room, call (800) 222-2446 and ask for rooms in the National Council on Public History block. HOW DO I PLAN FOR THE MEETING? Check out our new meeting guide for first time attendees. You’ll find information on what to expect at the meeting, how to make the most of your time there, and answers to frequently asked questions. http://bit.ly/NCPHfirst-time Looking to keep costs down? Post offers and queries for ride and room-sharing in the conference section of our Public History Commons http://publichistorycommons.org/conference/2014-home/ In addition to over 60 sessions and working groups we're pleased to be offering 8 engaging workshops on Wednesday and 14 tours of the area spread over all 4 days of the meeting. Whether you’re a fan of Steinbeck, historic preservation, winetasting, lighthouses, cemeteries, or missions, we have something for you! Descriptions start on page 14 of the Program http://bit.ly/ncph2014Prog ARE THERE WAYS TO GET MORE INVOLVED? Conference Mentoring We will be pairing new conference attendees with experienced NCPH conference-goers for Monterey. If you’d like to participate, check the box on the conference registration form or send an email to nsacco[at]umail.iu.edu (Subject line: MENTORING). http://bit.ly/1bbtNbu Conference Volunteering NCPH is recruiting graduate student volunteers to work a single, 4-hour shift, doing activities like helping with registration and sessions. In return, students will receive free admission to the conference, a $90 value. The volunteer application form is at http://bit.ly/1bhkdmU Host a Dine Around We’re looking for volunteers with discussion topics for ‘Dine Arounds’ on Thurs., 3/20, 7pm. Volunteer facilitators pick a focus for the dinner conversation, select a nearby restaurant (suggestions on p. 13 of the Program), make dinner reservations, and agree to lead their group to dinner. Propose a topic to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15. Sample topics at http://bit.ly/NCPH2014 Sponsor or Exhibit Sponsorships and exhibit spaces are still available for Monterey, where we’ll be using the exhibit hall simultaneously for a “Commons” lounge for casual conversations, as well as for Consultants’ Reception. http://bit.ly/NCPH2014 Start Talking Now! Post a question about the meeting to our LinkedIn Group, tag us on Facebook, share your meeting-related blog posts with us, and tweet using #NCPH2014! -- H-Public To post to the list: H-PUBLIC@h-net.msu.edu Home page: www.h-net.org/~public sponsored by the National Council on Public History (www.ncph.org) --