November association conferences from coast to coast.
AMA Annual Convention and Tradeshow
The organization:Alaska Miners Association
Where: Sheraton Hotel Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
Of Note: The meeting also features a Rock & Mineral Show. Not only can attendees check out displays, they can trade, buy, and sell rocks and minerals.
94th Annual NEMA Conference
The organization: New England Museum Association
Where: Sheraton Burlington, Burlington, Vermont
Of Note: Among the 50-plus sessions is a “People’s Choice” presentation. The presenter, selected by the NEMA community based on short videos submitted before the meeting, will take the stage to say anything he or she wants (as long as
it has something to do with museums).
2012 Convention and Trade Show
The organization: Kansas Hospital Association
Where: Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas
Of Note: Keynote speaker and former Major League pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, discusses the need to change and mold yourself in order to meet the obstacles in your way.
Realtors Conference & Expo
The organization: National Association of Realtors
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Of Note: November 9 will mark the first-ever Realtor Spirit Day. Attendees will be encouraged to wear their Realtor logo apparel. To celebrate, NAR is selling a new branded, glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.