Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Going to SAA this year?

Union Station, Washington, DC, 26 June 2009.

If you're going to the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Washington, DC next month, you have until midnight to register at the Early Bird rate. Effective 12:01 AM, the registration fee goes up by $50.00.

And if you live on the East Coast, I encourage you to consider Amtrak. Getting to DC will take a little longer, but it's by far the greenest transit option available, the security procedures are much more reasonable, the seats are much roomier, the coffee is much better, and every passenger -- even those in coach -- gets an electrical outlet. You'll also get to see all kinds of interesting scenery; I've seen bald eagles swooping over the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge at sunset, and parts of Baltimore (a city I really like) that could have served as shooting locations for The Wire. Moreover, instead of dealing with the sometimes unnerving approach to Reagan National or the chaos of Dulles, you'll be greeted by the Beaux-Arts beauty of Union Station.

See you in DC!

No comments: