Sightseeing with Maine Day Trip!

I have mentioned before that we have partnered with Maine Day Trip to offer INANE guests the opportunity for sightseeing beyond Portland without the necessity to rent a car. Now that we are getting closer to the date, it’s time to start thinking about putting plans into place! Owner Norm Forgey has some great offerings for us.

  • Sunday, August 3: An excursion to the Boothbay Harbor region and the Maine Botanical Gardens is planned. We have two INANE attendees (Deborah Finfgeld-Connett and her husband Dave) who are tentatively booked for this trip; Norm can accommodate a total of 10 guests. Cost is $90/person. Boothbay Harbor is about an hour from Portland–very scenic, with a lovely harbor and lots of sailboats. If you read my earlier post on Maine movies, you might remember that portions of Carousel were filmed here. The Maine Botanical Gardens are beautiful. This will be a great trip! Contact Norm at (207) 838-5275 or by email at Norm@MaineDayTrip.com to register. Departure time is at 10 am–Norm will pick up guests at the Regency, the Marriott Residence Hotel, the Hampton Inn, and the Portland Harbor Hotel. Just let him know where you are staying.
  • Monday, August 4 or Friday, August 8: Fine art and painting spots on the southern Maine coast which includes a visit to the Winslow Homer Studio on Prout’s Neck. Trust me when I say, this will be an amazing trip! The Portland image001homerMuseum of Art purchased the Homer Studio in 2006 and it has been completely renovated back its true historical significance. Because it is in a very well-to-do residential area, opportunities to visit the studio are limited which makes this an extra-special excursion. For this tour, Norm will pick up guests at their hotel (see above) and provide transportation to the Portland Museum of Art, where you will then travel with Museum staff on their bus to the studio. Visit the studio for about 90 minutes and then back to Portland, where you will rejoin Norm for a tour of lighthouses and other scenic areas where artists such as Edward Hopper painted. Cost is $125/person with a maximum of 10. Departure from the area hotels will be at 9:30-9:45 am for the 10:30 studio tour. Total trip time: ~6 hours. To reserve your spot, contact Norm at (207) 838-5275 or by email at Norm@MaineDayTrip.com. NOTE: If you join this tour on Monday, August 4, you will be back at the Regency in time to join the 4 pm Portland Discovery Tour. It will be a day of fabulous sightseeing and art!

Norm is also holding other days open for INANE attendees (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) so if you have ideas of things you’d like to see and places to visit, get in touch with him today!

Looking back and planning forward

We are now six weeks away from our 2014 conference!  Whether you are able to join us or not, please consider submitting cases for our interactive discussion sessions! There will be two sessions: one on open access publishing, and the other will be a formal COPE forum meeting-300for review of publishing ethics cases. Visit the “Case Submission” page to see details, and to share your cases.  We will make sure that everyone gets a report of these discussions on this blog, so be sure to follow this blog to get the live updates from the conference.  You will be able to also enter the discussion with your comments and ideas as the live blogs appear!

Part of the conference will be our traditional non-business meeting! The 2013-14 Web report will be open for discussion, but the most important part of the report is how people can be involved with the re-designed web resources that Leslie and I have developed over the past year.  I am also posting the report on the INANE web site, where you can use the contact form to let us know how you would like to be involved!  Here are the opportunities:

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  •  Web site management – we are seeking one to two people to participate! The tasks involved include:
    • Periodic review of home page and “about INANE” content for currency and accuracy,
    • Management of “networking” forms and the content generated when these forms are completed
    • Ongoing development of the “resources” section
  • Facebook content/photograph management – we need at least one person for this fun job! Facebook provides a nice way to organize photos into albums. A number of pictures were uploaded during the website transition. We’d like to recruit a photo archivist to upload pictures, maintain the albums, and identify/label the people in the photos.
  • Bloggers – we need one to three people to form a blogging team, with scheduled times for each person on the team to post on the blog so that our blog has regular posts on a variety of topics.

The conference of course is an annual event that brings together those who are able to be there.  But now our web resources are developing in ways that make it possible to connect in meaningful ways even we cannot be tougher face to face.  So join in and participate as much as you can!

Peggy

For the Planning Committee: Leslie Nicoll, Margaret Comerford Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl

Countdown to INANE 2014 and Call for Live Bloggers!

Good evening my friends,

countdownI am sitting on my porch enjoying this beautiful early summer evening and thinking that exactly 8 weeks from now–Sunday, August 3rd–I will be downtown at the Regency Hotel and beginning to welcome my colleagues to INANE 2014! It is hard to believe that after three years of planning, the conference is only 2 months away!

While I know I will have millions of details to take care of between now and then, overall, the conference (planning, registration, and everything else) is in great shape. I am hoping for an event that meets and exceeds everyone’s expectations.

As of this minute, there are 136 people registered for the conference. There are lots of familiar names on the list as well as quite a few newcomers (who won’t be new for long!) but I also know of folks who will not be able to attend, due to travel, family obligations, or other schedule conflicts.

live bloggingWhich brings me to the point of this post–call for live bloggers! If you recall, when we started this blog back in September, one of the intents was to have a cadre of live bloggers who would be posting regular updates from the conference. Last fall (nine months ago), “live blogging” was a vague idea. Now it is time to make it a reality!

If you are interested in participating, send me a message via the Feedback Form. If you are intrigued but want more information–basically, this is a way to communicate what is going on at INANE 2014 to our friends and colleagues who aren’t able to join us in Portland. Live blogging–or reporting–would be via this blog. Posts can be short and frequent. The more live bloggers we have, the more updates we can have each day of the conference. Live bloggers can share their impressions of the sessions they attend, the meals, sights in Portland, friendliness of the hotel staff–really, anything at all. The idea is to make those who are not at the conference feel like they are at the conference.

This blog (and website) are hosted on WordPress so if you are familiar with that platform, you are ready to be a live blogger. If you aren’t–it is easy to learn. You can post from email, a tablet, or a computer–the process is simple. Plus, if you volunteer now, you have two months to learn (and I will provide inservice education!).

Give us a hand!

Give us a hand!

INANE members are great at volunteering and helping out so I am counting on you once again to jump in and give us a hand. If you would be interested in posting updates from the conference, let me know via the Feedback Form and I’ll get you started!

Thanks in advance to everyone for your help. I look forward to hearing from you!

Leslie

for the Planning Committee: Peggy Chinn, Margaret Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl and the memory of our friend Suzanne Smith.

Some Things Change, and Some Things Stay the Same!

Hello everyone!

We are now only two and a half months away from the INANE conference in Portland, Maine.  All of us on the planning committee are very excited about this conference for many reasons–a major one being that we have accomplished an ambitious goal to have a near-paperless conference! Name tags and signage in the hotel will still be on paper, but that is just about it. We are using a number of interesting innovations and apps to make the conference accessible to everyone but keep the paper to a minimum. For those who are curious:

  • Wufoo — an online form builder, Wufoo is powering all the forms on the INANE website, including the registration, case submission, and (upcoming), conference evaluations.
  • Guidebook — a mobile app to put the entire conference in the palm of your hand. Guidebook has a new web app, too! Check it out here. If you need the code to view the app, contact Leslie. It is available to registered attendees only.
  • WordPress — for our website and blog.
  • Stripe — for online, secure credit card processing.
  • zKipter — conference check-in via iPads. Wait until you see it in action!

060613-waukegan-paperlessIn a significant way, we returned to an early INANE planning process this year. Suzanne Smith, who was actively involved in planning this conference at the early stages, encouraged us to take the process of planning and implementation back to the roots…doing it all ourselves without institutional or corporate partners for planning and implementation. (Note that we are very grateful to our sponsors for their financial support!). Suzanne assured us we could do this because she and Margaret Freda and others had done it before. We took Suzanne’s words to heart and have created this year’s INANE with just the efforts of our planning committee.  In other contexts, of course, hosts may want and need various forms of institutional support, but we have now developed valuable tools (many for little or no cost) so that many elements of hosting a conference can be done efficiently and easily by a small group of volunteers.

Underneath this very progressive paperless move, the conference will still “look and feel” very much like INANE conferences of years past. We know how important tradition is to INANE members! There will be lots of time for interaction and socializing, interesting and timely topics in both the general and the break-out sessions, and of course, our annual business meeting–or “non” business meeting, as some of us like to say.

When you combine the use of technologic tools and the internet in place of paper, and the traditional features involved in INANE conferences, what we have for 2014 is a conference that everyone can benefit from and enjoy, even from afar. As you probably already know, this web site shows all of the events that are scheduled at the conference. If you are not able to attend, watch this space for real-time reports from the field!  We plan to have on-stie reporters/bloggers who will share what is happening at the conference as it happens.  And regardless of where you are, you can comment, send in your questions, suggestions, and ideas that occur to you as you read the reports. And for those who are so inclined, consider this an invitation to serve as a live blogger who will post updates from the conference. If you are interested in doing this–trust me, it’s easy and fun–send a message via the Feedback Page and Leslie or I will get you set up. Thanks in advance!

graphics-agenda-603334Our business meeting is one feature that everyone can participate in, even starting right at this moment!  Take a minute to review the planned agenda.  You can use the comments on the meeting page to share your ideas for discussion. Notice that there is one item on the agenda that is always there…deciding the location of future INANE conferences.  If you are inspired to volunteer as a host, let us know.  If you have questions about what might be involved before you volunteer, please contact us!  We on the 2014 planning group are eager to share our experience and our new-found expertise, and will provide tons of support and ideas.  INANE will be in Las Vegas in 2015, and Carolyn Yucha already has a planning committee, the venue, and some preliminary speakers. As is our tradition, Carolyn will be presenting a tantalizing slide show during the closing breakfast on Wednesday August 6th as the official invitation to attend INANE 2015. In 2016 the conference will be in London, and Gary Bell will have a report on the early plans for that conference to share with us in August. It is not too early to start planning for 2017 and 2018 and we will need to decide on locations for those meetings–and maybe even beyond!  The earlier you start, the easier it is. Remember, Leslie volunteered Portland as a site at the 2011 meeting in San Francisco.

So regardless of your ability to be “on site” in Maine, let us hear from you!  This is a conference for all INANE members!

Peggy

For the Planning Committee: Leslie Nicoll, Margaret Comerford Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl (and even Suzanne, who is still with us in spirit!).

Don’t Delay, Today’s the Day…

Today is the last day for the regular registration rate of $495. Registration will increase by $100 tomorrow (May 1st) so if you are planning to attend INANE 2014, register today! Remember, there will be no on-site registration. You must pre-register to attend INANE 2014 in Portland, Maine.

The Casco Bay Cruise and Lobster Bake is not sold out but is getting close: 87 people have registered for an evening of fun on Casco Bay and Peaks Island. This event is limited to 100 so if you want to join in the fun, don’t delay!

Seats for the  Closing Luncheon with Richard Blanco are also available but again, if you want to attend, I would suggest getting your registration in so you are not disappointed. This will be a small, elegant affair with a maximum of 50 participants–right now 32 seats are booked.

RegencyFor Monday, August 4th and Tuesday, August 5th the following room types are still available at the Regency Hotel and Spa. Everything else is booked at this moment.

  • Two Governor Suites ($499/night). These suites include a king bed and queen pull out couch to accommodate four guests. The Governor Suites are on the fourth floor with a double deck.
  • Two Studio Suites ($399/night). Like the Governor suites, these suites include a king bed and queen pull out couch and will accommodate four.
  • One Regency Suite ($399/night). Historic and unique, the Regency Suite is in the turret of the old Armory Building on the front of the hotel. High ceilings, a beautiful view of the Old Port, and a king bed to accommodate two.
  • One Junior Suite ($279/night). With a king bed to accommodate two, this suite has undergone a total renovation, just finished last week! Brand new fixtures in the bathroom, new carpeting, and new furniture make this an elegant retreat.

If you are not able to make the remaining rooms at the Regency work for you, I have negotiated a block of rooms at the Portland Harbor Hotel for INANE attendees. They are offering single king rooms, single queen, and double queen for $259/night (same price as the rooms at the Regency). Contact the hotel directly at 207-775-9090 or 888-798-9090. Tell them you are with INANE 2014 to receive the group rate. It’s about a 3 block walk to the Regency (past lots of fun shops in the Old Port–it’s a nice walk!).

Other nearby hotels (walking distance) include the Hampton Inn, the Residence Inn (Marriott) and the Hilton Garden Inn.

Questions about any of this? Send me a message! I am here to help!

Leslie

for the Planning Committee: Peggy Chinn, Margaret Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall and Jean Proehl.

There’s a New Ship in Town!

A bit of excitement in Portland yesterday, when the Nova Star arrived in Portland Harbor. The ship will be offering round-trip service between Portland, ME and Yarmouth, NS beginning on May 15th. If you are attending INANE, you will very likely see the ship–the dock is just a few blocks from the Regency Hotel. It will leave at 9 pm at night and arrive in Yarmouth, NS at 8 am, then turn around and do the same trip in reverse.

You can read more about the Nova Star, along with viewing some nice pictures by clicking here.

Cases, Quandaries, and Opportunities!

Greetings!

tax-filing-deadline-hs-companiesI hope that all of us well-organized editor and publisher types are well ahead of the big US tax deadline that looms every year on April 15th, because we have an April 15th deadline of our own: nominations for the MCF Leadership Award for Excellence in Nursing Publication.  We have a fine selection committee ready to review the nominations–you can see all the details about who is on this group and the criteria for the award on the INANE web site.  Or if you have a fabulous nominee and are ready to get this in by the deadline, you can go directly to the online nomination form!  Just remember that the deadline is just a few days away: Tuesday, April 15!

And now there is another opportunity open for participation in the annual conference this year! You can contribute cases for two interactive sessions that will be featured on the program in August:

  • An interactive Workshop on Open Access Issues for Editors and Publishers, Tuesday, Aug 5 from 10 am to 11 am, facilitated by Jeffrey Beall and Carolyn Yucha.
  • A Formal COPE Forum, Tuesday Aug 5 from 3:10 pm to 4 pm, facilitated by Geri Pearson and Charon Pierson.

case-study-ImageEven if you cannot be at the conference, we welcome everyone who has an interesting case either of these areas to submit your case for discussion! We want real cases (fictionalized if needed to protect identities).  Your case will go directly to the facilitators of the interactive sessions; they will organize the session so that each case is discussed by a smaller group of participants, who then report to the larger group the outcome of their discussion.

Your submission will need to include a description of the situation and the dilemma that it presents, as well as specific questions and issues you want the group to consider in addressing your case. You do not need to include your own “solution” or “answer;” focus on the quandary that the situation brings up for all of us involved in publishing nursing literature.  COPE has posted over 400 cases on the web–you can browse these if you need inspiration! Open Access cases will be similar in format, but focusing on the issues that erupting to the surface with the current flood of new open access publishing models and initiatives.  

Visit the INANE2014 web site for general information about these two sessions, This opportunity is open until July 1, 2014–so you have time to pinpoint interesting, real-life cases from your own experience, and submit them for discussion at the conference!  Check out the online submission form for each type of case now to see how easy it will be to send in your case:

Many issues we face as editors and publishers have no easy, simple “answers” so this is always a terrific opportunity to explore the complex issues involved, learn some facts and “best practices” around these issues, and consider alternative approaches to difficult situations!  So send us your cases!!  You have until July 1 – but don’t wait!  Send your cases in any time!

Peggy

For the Planning Committee: Leslie Nicoll, Margaret Comerford Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl

Full House at the Regency

Happy April my friends!

As I have mentioned before, our conference hotel, the Regency, is a small, intimate property with 95 rooms that range from deluxe doubles to swanky suites. When we scheduled INANE we took a gamble to contract all 95 rooms for Monday Aug 4 and Tuesday Aug 5. We’re getting close to filling the place up–a Full House as I call it. As of today, 83 rooms have been booked for those two days. Sunday is also booking up, with 73 rooms reserved.

Bunny-SlippersThe idea of filling the entire hotel with INANE colleagues just makes me happy! The thought of taking over the whole joint for our conference makes me feel like it’s giant slumber party or summer camp. Maybe I’ll have to go buy myself some footy pajamas and bunny slippers to really add to the slumber party ambiance. LOL.

If you haven’t made your room reservation yet, it is getting to the point where you should not procrastinate any longer. Staff at the Regency will work with us to secure overflow bookings at adjacent hotels in the (likely) event that our groups fills the Regency to capacity. The nearby hotels are nice but trust me, it will be more fun to be at INANE Conference Central. The best way to reserve a room is by phone: call 1-800-727-3436 or 1-207-774-4200. Tell them you are attending INANE. If you have any problems at all, send me a message using this link and I will work with my contacts to have the issue quickly resolved.

Another reminder: our regular registration rate is in effect for just 29 more days. On May 1st, registration will increase by $100. If you are planning to attend INANE don’t wait any longer to register–do it now while it is on your mind. It only takes a minute or two. Click here to be taken to our secure registration site.

The next deadline that is quickly approaching: April 15 which is the last day to submit nominations for the Margaret Comerford Leadership Award. The online application can be found here. While it will probably take more than 2 minutes to complete, the award committee strove to make the application straightforward and concise. Thanks again to the members of this year’s committee: Shawn Kennedy, Chair and members: Grif Alspach, Joy Don Baker, Kathy Baker, Sean Clarke, Vicki Conn, Margaret Freda, Jan Fulton, Jackie Owens.

Mentoring Brochure Draft 1Last, we have had a surge of donations to the Suzanne Smith Development Fund in the past few weeks. Encouraged by Suzanne’s family, many of her friends and colleagues have donated to the fund. Yesterday, I received a group of donations from the Manatee County Ladies Golf Association! With funds received, we will be able to continue the Mentoring Editors Awards program going forward for several years to come. It makes me happy to be able to keep Suzanne’s memory alive in INANE with this program. All donors are listed at the bottom of every page on this website. We are still gratefully accepting donations–click here to be taken to our secure donation site and thank you in advance for your generosity.

Until the next update,

Leslie

for the planning committee: Peggy Chinn, Margaret Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall and Jean Proehl.

 

Nominations are Open for the Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award

Happy March 15th, the Ides of March!

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Margaret Comerford Freda

The nomination and selection process for the Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award is now open.  This award was established in 2012 to recognize outstanding achievement or contributions by an editor in pursuit of excellence in nursing publication. The award was established in honor of Dr. Freda because of her distinguished career as Editor-in-Chief of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, her active leadership role in INANE, her research and publications on the editorial role, and her tireless efforts on behalf of editors resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of nursing journals included by Thompson-Reuters in the “impact factor” rating process.

Shawn Kennedy, Editor of the American Journal of Nursing, is chairing the selection committee for this year’s award.  The committee has announced the process and the criteria for nominations. Nominations are open until April 15, 2014.  Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for this award!  Visit the Award Page on the INANE Web site where you can see the criteria for this nomination and complete instructions for submitting your nomination using our online form.

Top-Secret2The MCF Leadership Award will be presented on Tuesday, August 5 at 8 am at INANE 2014 in Portland, Maine. The name of the award winner will be top secret until the announcement on Tuesday morning. Let me use this as a gentle reminder to register for this year’s conference–it is going to be superb in so many ways. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Suzanne Smith

On Tuesday morning, we also will be recognizing four recipients of the Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Awards. This award is named in honor of our late colleague Suzanne Smith to honor her legacy of mentoring new editors and authors.  The award  provides the cost of registration at our conference for four individuals who are beginning their careers as nursing journal editors. The recipients of this award, who will all be in attendance at our 2014 conference, have been announced and introduced on the INANE Web site!

The Mentoring Editors Awards are supported by donations to the Suzanne Smith Development Fund. We are very grateful to all who have donated to support this initiative. In recent weeks, there has been an upsurge in giving with donations from many of Suzanne’s family members, close friends, and professional colleagues. I can safely say that funds secured to date will allow us to continue this program for the next several years, ensuring that Suzanne’s memory will live on in INANE. All donors are listed at the bottom of every page on this website. Please consider a donation in memory of Suzanne, or to recognize and honor another colleague. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Peggy

For the Planning Committee: Leslie Nicoll, Margaret Comerford Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl

March 1st Update!

Happy March, INANE Colleagues,

Lots of information for this first-of-the month update. Our biggest news is the announcement of the winners of the Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Awards. This is a new initiative for INANE and I am very pleased with the way the program is evolving. Brief bios and pictures are posted here; consider leaving a comment or word of encouragement to the award winners in the comments!

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Carol A. “Pat” Patsdaugher

One idea that came to me after the awardees were selected was to pair each winner with and mentor-editor. Pat Patsdaughter had planned to attend the conference with her student and protégé, Suha Ballout. Pat’s untimely death on January 26 made that an impossibility so I asked Lucy Bradley-Springer to step in in the role. With that in place I thought, “Why not do the same for the others?” Thank you to the mentors who enthusiastically accepted my invitation and congratulations to the winners!

The Mentoring Editors Awards are funded by donations to the Suzanne Smith Development Fund. As of today we have raised $2510 and expended $1980 on this year’s awards, leaving a balance of $530. That’s a start for next year! I believe this is a valuable program that honors a very special colleague and I hope we are able to

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith

continue it for years to come. If you have been planning on making a donation but haven’t quite gotten around to it, don’t dilly-dally any longer! The average donation is ~$80–a modest amount but looking at the winners you can see it is a worthwhile investment. As a point of information, there were a total of nine applications for the Mentoring Editors Awards this year. The Planning Committee was challenged to select four as all of the applications were of extremely high quality. If you believe in INANE and the value of mentorship to nurture those who will follow in our footsteps, please make a donation today.

Margaret Comerford Freda

While I’m on the subject of awards, a reminder that applications for the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing are now being accepted. Established in 2012, this award recognizes excellence, innovation, and sustained contributions to knowledge dissemination through nursing publication. Previous winners are Margaret Freda, Joyce Fitzpatrick, and Shirley Smoyak. We are looking forward to adding a new name to the list at INANE 2014. Please consider nominating a colleague who you believe exemplifies excellence and is worthy of this award. Applications are due by April 15, 2014. By the way, the winner will not be publicly announced until the presentation of the award on August 5th which is different from last year. Personally, I think this heightens the anticipation and adds to the prestige of the award.

Publisher meetings are being scheduled! Monday, August 4 from 9 am to 1 pm was set aside as dedicated time for Publisher and Editor Meetings. As of today, three publishers: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Elsevier, and Wiley have taken advantage of this opportunity and scheduled a meeting. Details regarding rooms and exact times will be posted when I have this information. I am sure that the publishers will be contacting their editors directly with meeting agendas and so on. c1624Still, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of these scheduled events so they can keep this in mind when planning travel. Remember, the Regency is offering the discounted room rate to INANE attendees on Sunday August 3rd. Monday will be a full day with meetings, the Discover Portland Trolley Tour, and our Opening Gala and Speaker. Arrive on Sunday, give yourself the evening to unwind, and then plan on diving into a very busy and exciting INANE conference first thing Monday morning. Or–if you arrive early enough, consider booking a tour with Maine Day Trip, another INANE partner!

RegencyI have been asked if there are other hotels near the Regency. Yes, there are but word is out that the Regency is “offline” for the days of our conference. As a result, neighboring hotels are raising their prices knowing they can get reservations from guests who would normally select the Regency as their first choice. In doing some informal checking, I have been quoted rates of over $400/night for an average king room at other locations. While the Regency might seem a little spendy, believe me when I say it is best bargain in town for the week of August 3rd. I encourage everyone to make their reservations now to guarantee price and your preferred room selection. Remember, there is no financial penalty to make an advance reservation. You will not be charged until you arrive at the hotel and can cancel anytime up to 48 hours in advance.

The complete, final conference program has been available for a month. I have gotten some great feedback on the variety of sessions and presenters. If you have been waiting for the final program to register, wait no more! Also, just a reminder: all presenters must register to attend INANE 2014. Our modest budget does not allow us to pay honoraria or offer complimentary registrations to the conference. If you are scheduled to present a breakout or poster session and haven’t registered, please do so at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

INANE 2014   Get the appLast but not least, INANE 2014 has gone mobile! We have partnered with Guidebook to create a mobile app for the conference and believe me, it is terrific. This is a benefit to all INANE attendees. When you register, I will send the code to download the INANE guide. Wondering what Guidebook is, or what our INANE guide looks like? Click here for more information.

I think that sums up all the information I wanted to share today. As always, if you have questions or comments, use the Feedback form to get in touch with me directly. I will do my very best to get you the information you need as quickly as I possibly can!

Looking forward to welcoming my colleagues to Maine in August,

Leslie

For the Planning Committee: Peggy Chinn, Margaret Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl