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Last Week to Register for the NHA Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day Before February 6 Deadline

January 31, 2011 – There is still time to register for the National Humanities Alliance’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day before the registration deadline of February 6, 2011. With a new Congress, and increasing budgetary pressures on federal spending, help is needed now more than ever to defend critical humanities programs. Online registration is available for the March 7-8 events taking place in Washington, DC at The George Washington University’s Marvin Center and on Capitol Hill. Strong participation in Humanities Advocacy Day events is essential to increasing public support for, and understanding of, the humanities.

Join the NHA for this national gathering of the humanities community.  Make plans to attend this important event and connect with a growing number of participants who are actively engaged in humanities policy and advocacy.  Please register today and make sure your voice is heard in Washington, DC this March.

The 2011 preliminary program includes:

  • New advocate training (pre-meeting event)
  • Opening keynote address with David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University
  • Presentations of current and compelling work in the humanities
  • Luncheon
  • Commentary and briefings on the post-election landscape and humanities funding priorities
  • Capitol Hill reception sponsored by HISTORY
  • Congressional visits

Confirmed meeting and reception speakers include:

  • Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities (Hill reception)
  • Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI- 6), Co-Chair Congressional Humanities Caucus (Hill reception)
  • Damon Dozier, Director of Public Affairs, American Anthropological Association- RACE Project
  • Charles Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development
  • Ashley Marshall, Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Fellow- American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellows Program
  • Tara McPherson, Associate Professor, University of Southern California- Vectors Institute
  • Debra Hess Norris, Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts & Chair & Director, Art Conservation Department, University of Delaware
  • David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University

The participant registration fee is $75. The deadline to register for the meeting is February 6, 2011. A block of rooms at the One Washington Circle Hotel (located near GWU) is currently reserved for participants at the discounted rate of $179 on Sunday, March 6 and $229 on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. Please call the hotel directly at (202) 872-1680 to make a reservation for the "National Humanities Alliance" rate before February 6, 2011.

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