Volume 41, Issue 2 (Spring 2018)
By Monica Ortale
SWALL is turning 60 and HALL is turning 40! Come join your colleagues in Houston, April 5th to April 7th at the Magnolia Hotel.
The Program Committee has put together a fabulous list of topics that will appeal to everyone and the Local Arrangements Committee has put together some fun events. Check them out at the SWALL/HALL Conference Website.
Everything kicks off at Thursday’s opening lunch, featuring Jim Bradley, Acting Director of the Government Publishing Office. Following an afternoon of terrific sessions, there will be, not one, but two, receptions for you to choose from, followed by tapas and salsa dancing at Andalucia’s.
Friday and Saturday will be equally eventful with more sessions and opportunities to visit some of Houston’s fabulous restaurants or to watch the World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, in action against the San Diego Padres.
April is a beautiful time to visit Houston! In an effort to save the environment, let’s create a smaller footprint — please bring an old SWALL or AALL conference bag with you, and perhaps a lanyard or name tag holder.
Since the weather will be so nice, take the opportunity to visit the museums and sights around the third largest city in the U.S.
Highlights inside the 610 Loop include:
- Julia Ideson Building at the Houston Public Library
- The Museum District, featuring 19 museums
- The Beer Can House
Just outside of the 610 Loop, must-see sights include:
- Battleship Texas State Historic Site
- Johnson Space Center, to visit Rocket Park and the newly-opened Space Shuttle exhibit
- Kemah Boardwalk
- Galveston, for beaches and even more fun!