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What's New at Conference This Year?

Posted By Jennifer Le, ICA Manager of Conference Services ​, Monday, May 1, 2017

What’s new at conference this year? Lots! 
 
CHILDCARE 
ICA will be providing childcare services, “ICA Kids,” during conference hours this year. To provide this service, ICA is subsidizing a large portion of the cost and is partnering with KiddieCorp, a highly respected national company with a 31-year history of providing childcare for conferences and events. For more details, read about it here

ICAPlay 
This year we have a new conference game, ICAPlay! The goal of this mobile game is to encourage new and different styles of networking. This game is entirely opt-in for all players. More information on how to participate in ICAPlay will be sent as an e-mail to all those attending conference. 

MAKING & DOING EXHIBITION 
ICA will host its first ever Making & Doing Exhibition during the Opening Reception of our San Diego conference. While you enjoy refreshments, and catch up with friends in the foyer and terrace spaces. Make sure to stop into the adjoining ballroom to visit the Making & Doing Exhibition and engage with the top 31 interactive exhibits proposed for this exciting new format. 

MORNING YOGA 
Start your day off right with sun salutations. Join ICA every morning for a free hatha yoga flow session. This class is all levels, from beginner to advanced. *A limited number of mats will be provided (first come, first served), but feel free to bring your own mat! 

Yoga sessions will be offered Friday through Monday, from 7:00am to 8:00am on the Sapphire Terrace (on the fourth floor). 

POSTER SESSIONS 
Back by popular demand, ICA’s three conference poster sessions will be within the exhibit hall this year (Sapphire Ballroom ABEF). Like last year, there will be a poster session on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday, 26 May and Sunday, 28 May will have afternoon sessions from 12:30 – 13:45. Saturday, 27 May will have a late session from 17:00 – 18:15. Each poster session will be 75 minutes long. If you are participating in one of these three poster sessions, please make note of the correct date and time to which you are assigned. 

PRINTED PROGRAMS 
If you have already registered for the conference, then you saw that we have raised the price of the printed program to US$10. We will also have extra programs onsite for purchase. But don’t forget: We also have the mobile app for free. 

PROPAGANDA EXHIBIT 
“Pictures Creating Image,” an exhibition of print-based propaganda from around the globe, brought to us by Patrick Roessler (U of Erfurt), will feature magazine pieces from World War I and World War II that highlight the ideals of varied communist, fascist, and democratic societies, many produced in different languages for global distribution. The selected vintage copies have rarely been displayed elsewhere.  

The exhibition opens with a lecture in its own gallery space in Sapphire Ballroom C on Friday 26 May at 11:00. The gallery will be open all day from Friday to Sunday for your viewing. 
 
Meanwhile, here in Washington DC, the ICA staff are working hard to make sure ICA’s 67th Annual Conference will be another memorable year for our members and attendees! 

Tags:  May 2017 

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