Invitation: 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing

Registration is now open for 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing on July 24-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Local Arrangements Committee, headed this year by ADE Secretary Darrell Meadows, is organizing our visit to this historic city at the Falls of the Ohio that dates its origins to the period of the American Revolution and has seen so much history. Our meeting site will be the Seelbach Hilton, the grand and legendary Beaux Arts hotel that opened in 1905 and gave F. Scott Fitzgerald his inspiration for the setting of Tom and Daisy’s lavish wedding reception in The Great Gatsby. Take a look at the outstanding meeting program created by President-Elect John Lupton and the Program Committee (http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=94) and you will agree that this meeting is not to be missed. (A PDF copy of the Preliminary Program is attached for your convenience.)

On Saturday, July 26, the ADE Breakfast will feature a presentation on the Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA) of the Archives and Special Collections department of the University of Louisville libraries. The LUMA project, an unusual and exciting effort to capture evidence of the recent past, is documenting the city’s underground music scene from the 1970s to the present. And what visit to Kentucky would be complete without sipping some fine bourbon and sizing up some thoroughbred racing stock? Be sure to sign up for the optional post-meeting tour on Saturday, when fellow meeting-goers travel into the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region to visit a bourbon distillery and horse farm.

To register for the meeting and make your hotel reservation, follow the links on the Annual Meeting page of the ADE website: http://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=71. There are two options for online registration, one that allows you to register and pay online and one that lets you register online and mail a check with your payment.
I hope to see everyone in Louisville for what promises to be a stimulating and rewarding ADE Annual Meeting!
Cordially,

Jim McClure
ADE President

P.S. Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 17-20, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This will be a special joint meeting of the ADE and the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS). Please note that the 2015 meeting will be in June, not July.

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