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2003 NAIA Artist Conference

Greetings,
The NAIA cordially invites you to participate in the first NAIA Artist Conference on January 17th and 18th, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be an unparalleled opportunity to explore topics of importance to professional artists and show personnel. As a complement to the very successful Director Conferences the NAIA has hosted for the past four years, the Artist Conference should prove to be an exciting and informative event. It is open to all artists and art festival representatives, not just NAIA members or contributors. We are also pleased to announce that some of the educational programming will be provided by the NAIA Foundation.

The NAIA is committed, by positive and cooperative means, to promoting improvement throughout our profession. We feel improvements are a direct result of educational opportunities, shared information, and increased communication. The Artist Conference will have components of each of these three elements.

A list of tentative agenda items can be found on the accompanying registration page (PDF file-please print and mail). Each day a certain amount of time will be dedicated to an open agenda. After reviewing these items, you can contact us if there are other subjects you would like addressed, or you can suggest them during the conference. After finalizing the schedules of anticipated speakers, an agenda will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the conference. Please inform any artists or festivals that you think may not be aware of the conference but may have an interest in attending.

Atlanta is readily accessible via airlines from most anywhere in the country and is less likely to have bd weather than some of the Midwest locations considered. The conference will be held at the Regency Suites Hotel in the Midtown area of Atlanta. The Midtown area may be familiar to many artists who have exhibited at the Arts Festival of Atlanta in Piedmont Park. The Hotel is easily accessed by MARTA (Midtown Station) and is within walking distance from the High Museum. (The museum will have an exhibit from France titled "Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musee d'Orsay". We will inquire about group tickets at a reduced price for Sunday.)

We have negotiated room rates of $89.00 ($101.46 incl. taxes) for a king w/sleeper sofa (sleeps 4) or $99.00 ($112.86 incl. taxes) for two double beds (sleeps 4). Mention code # 2157 to receive the discounted rate. The above prices include a daily complimentary/continental breakfast and complimentary dinner Monday through Thursday. Van parking is available. Reservations must be made by December 16th, 2002 to qualify for the discount. Less expensive accommodations are available offsite but require individual transportation or use of mass transit. Please contact for further information including MARTA access information.

The conference will run from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Friday and from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday. The NAIA will hold the annual membership meeting from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday. This will replace the Annual Membership Meeting that previously has been held in Ann Arbor in July.

The registration fee for the conference is $150 for NAIA members and contributors and $225 for all others. This fee includes two lunches and a variety of snacks and beverages. It is also possible to register for just one day at half the fee. If anyone has budgetary problems or other specific requirements, please contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs. Please visit naia-artists.org/join for membership or contributor information and forms.

This first NAIA Artist Conference should be a truly productive and rewarding experience. We look forward to your participation. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

NAIA President/CEO

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