MOVING UP THE LADDER:
From Writer to Author
Banquet Meals & Name Tags
From Jim Tritten, Joint Conference Coordinator
We are nearing the kickoff for the 2019 SWW/MWSA joint writing conference. Seems about time to nudge all of you who have in fact registered for the conference to make your meal selections and to create name tags the way you want them. So, here is a link to the MWSA page where you can do just that—if you have not already done so. (You don’t have to be a member of MWSA or SWW to use the form.)
Meal numbers and banquet meal selections must be provided to the Hotel Albuquerque no later than 5:00 pm Friday, 6 September 2019. So, we need them by Thursday the 5th so we can compile the totals. So, that is about a month from now and there is no reason to delay. If you do not make a meal selection for the banquet by September 5th, a selection will be made for you. Similarly if you want something specific on your name tag (like in my case “Jim” and not “James”), please do so. If you do not make a name tag choice, one will be made for you.
Before you ask, if you are ordering a banquet meal for a guest, just go through the process twice. Each name tag will be your meal ticket for lunches and snacks. There will be one color name tag for full-conference attendees and another for the half-conference group. Just to remind you, if you are a half-conference attendee, you join the conference after lunch on Friday. Banquet meal selections will be translated into paper tickets to display on your table.
One last item, because we need to provide the meal order ahead of the kickoff for the conference, there will be no on-site registration. All of the money collected at registration goes to the costs of food. And that food is ordered a little less than two weeks before kickoff. So again, order your food now and do not count on paying upon arrival at the hotel.
Look forward to seeing you all at the Hotel Albuquerque.