Reminder: NOLA Pre-Conference Chat TODAY

Reminder: join us this afternoon for an informal and informative chat discussion about the upcoming ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans!

Learn about fun things to do, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS. This is your chance to ask questions, share advice, and get ready for our meeting!

Crescent City Connections: Developing your ARLIS/NA 2017 Conference Experience
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 3pm EST / 12pm PST

This chat features Kim Collins and Kasia Leousis (Program Co-Chairs), Marty Miller and Nancy Hampton (Local Arrangements Co-Chairs) and E. Lee Eltzroth (Publicity Coordinator).  The chat is organized by the ARLIS/NA PDC Education Subcommittee and will be moderated by Amy Ballmer.

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone.

Teresa Burk, Outgoing Chair, PDC Education Subcommittee

#ARLIS2017 Conference Guide Program applications now open

Are you attending your first or second ARLIS/NA conference this year, and wondering how to best explore the many sessions, workshops, tours, and social gatherings while making meaningful connections with your colleagues?

Are you an ARLIS/NA veteran and wanting to share your expert knowledge of conference navigation?

Consider the ARLIS/NA Conference Guide Program! (formerly the Conference Networking Program).

For new attendees, the ARLIS/NA Conference Guide Program matches you with an experienced ARLIS/NA member to show you the ropes and introduce you to new colleagues during the conference. For ARLIS/NA veterans, this is a fine opportunity to make a significant impact in your profession at a personal level.

Applications are being accepted through January 24th, and participants will be notified by January 30th of their matches.

Start either application here!

Questions? Contact Mackenzie Salisbury at

(Note: The Conference Guide Program is different from the year-long ARLIS/NA Career Mentoring Program and Workshop.)

Mackenzie Salisbury

Special Events at ARLIS/NA 2017, Arts du Monde!

Bienvenue à Louisiane! We want to welcome everyone to participate in the special events taking place throughout the conference. Here are just a few of the unique opportunities to enjoy with your colleagues.


Welcome Reception
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA),
Monday, February 6 // 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Come and experience the Museum’s collections while enjoying light refreshments and the music of Michael White’s Quartet.

The Society Circle Reception
Historic New Orleans Collection (HNCO),
Tuesday, February 7 // 6:00pm – 7:30pm
(invitation only – see website for details)
The Williams Research Center (WRC) is located at 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. Tour the reading room and enjoy the Clarence John Laughlin (1905–1985) exhibit.

Convocation with Keynote Speaker, Terrance Osborne
Wednesday, February 8 // 6:00pm – 7:00pm
New Orleans native artist and educator Osborne will speak about his rich and varied career. The event will take place in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Jefferson Ballroom.

Convocation Reception
Ogden Museum of Southern Art,
Wednesday, February 8 // 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Don’t miss this chance to experience the largest and most comprehensive collection of art related to the American South. Attendees will be able to view the rotating permanent collections and the upcoming exhibition, “Profligate Beauty.”