Monday April 23rd 2018




SALALM 62 – Presidential Message 4

Dear members,

I’m pleased to share that an almost final version of the SALALM 2017 program is available on the conference website. You’ll notice a few novelties in this year’s format:

  • Workshops: This year, we will have 9 hands-on workshops. Except for the New Member workshop, which will be held on Saturday, May 20th, the other 8 workshops will be run parallel with panels. The program includes links to the EventBrite registration pages and seating is limited, so please remember to sign up early.
  • Relaxation: On the morning of the Opening Reception, Sarah Aponte, who has 26 years of experience as a practitioner of mantra yoga meditation, will lead a guided relaxation exercise. The midway point of the conference between business meetings and panels seems like a good time to exhale away any pre-presentation tensions and re-charge for the full program ahead.
  • Committee Reports: Right after that exercise, we’ve scheduled time for “Substantive Committee Briefings,” where subcommittee chairs can report to substantive committee chairs, who will in turn need to report those findings at Executive Board 2 (on Wednesday, May 24th at 2pm). While some substantive and subcommittee chairs may coordinate to meet at other times, this time is worked in because it is sometimes difficult to track folks down during the conference.
  • Fiesta: Due to venue logistics, the libreros’ reception will be held on the opening day of the conference, Monday, May 22nd. This will be a great way to festively welcome all new attendees to the SALALM family and “break the ice” sooner. Don’t forget to support your faithful DJ by filling out the song request form!
  • Detroit Day Trip: We still have a few spots for a post-conference day trip to Detroit. Please fill out this form if you would like to participate.

It’s almost April and the conference is fast approaching! Please do not leave registration and hotel booking to the last minute. The conference lodging venues are filling up quickly. The Inn at the Michigan League is already full.

As always, please contact me or Barbara Alvarez (Chair of Local Arrangements) if you have any questions.



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