Charlottesville, Virginia, will play host to the 22nd annual meeting
of the ADE, October 7-9, 1999. Charlottesville is situated in the rolling
countryside of the Virginia Piedmont, at the foot of the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Conference attendees will stay at the Omni Hotel, located on the
city's historic downtown pedestrian mall, where they will find an eclectic
mix of shops, coffeehouses, used bookstores, small art galleries, and fine
restaurants. Conference sessions will be held at the hotel.
The preregistration fee is $35 for those forms postmarked by
September 10. The registration fee for those postmarked after 10 September
and for those registering at the convention in Charlottesville is $45. All
sessions but one will be held in the Omni Hotel. Located on the historic
Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, the Omni provides free parking and free
airport shuttle, indoor and outdoor pools, and a fitness room. Although
this is the peak of fall leaf time and the weekend of a home football game,
the hotel is offering ADE a conference rate of $117 for single and double
rooms ($15 additional charge for third person sharing room) (9.5% hotel
tax). The reservation numbers are (804) 971-5500 or 1-800-THE-OMNI.
Identify your affiliation with the Association for Documentary Editing when
making the reservation. The cutoff date for room reservations at the group
rate is September 10 (the same date as the registration deadline). Check-in
time is 3:00 pm, check-out 12:00 pm. Cancellation requires 48 hours advance
Conference Program. The first program will be a spotlight on the
University of Virginia, with a visit to the Electronic Text Center,
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Digital Media Center,
Special Collections, Book Arts Press, and the Geospatial Digital Center.
Other sessions beginning on Friday, October 8 are "At the Grownups' Table:
Texts of Children and Adolescents,""Coming Together on the Web: Views from
Archivists and Librarians," "The Beat Goes On: Copyright Laws for the
Millennium," "On the Eve of the Millennium: A Roundtable on Editorial
Anxiety, " and on Saturday, October 9, "Documents in the Classroom: Why,
How, and What?"
"Academical Village" Tour and Reception. On Thursday, October 7, a
reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm will be held on the University of
Virginia grounds in the Colonnade Garden with a rain site in the adjoining
Garden Room. Tours of the Rotunda and central grounds, designed by Thomas
Jefferson, will be conducted following the business meeting. The official
sponsors for this reception are the University Press of Virginia, the
George C. Marshall Foundation, and the Dean of Arts and Sciences,
University of Virginia.
Women's Interest Network Breakfast. All convention registrants are
invited to this breakfast, sponsored by the Women's Interest Network.
Scheduled for Friday, October 8 at 7:30 am in the Omni, the buffet
breakfast will include juice, fresh fruit, breads and pastries, scrambled
eggs, buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage, home fried potatoes, coffee
and tea. The program "Editing the Papers of Dolley Madison" will be by
David B. Mattern and Holly Shulman, coeditors of the Papers of Dolley
Madison (Cost: $13).
Banquet. Friday's banquet will be held at the Omni Hotel beginning
with a cash bar reception from 6:00-7:00 pm, banquet 7:00 pm. The banquet
menu will include vegetarian pumpkin soup, spinach and mushroom salad with
citrus vinaigrette, choice of grilled fillet of salmon with cucumber dill
sauce or grilled fillet of Angus beef with Roquefort or vegetarian pasta
(please indicate your choice on the registration form), pear torte, one
glass of house wine, coffee and iced tea. If you have a special dietary
request such as a diabetic or low-fat meal, please indicate on the
registration form (Cost: $35).
Presidential Reception. All convention registrants are invited to
attend the ADE presidential reception which will follow the banquet. The
location will be announced at the banquet. The reception is sponsored by
Ash Lawn-Highland and the Department of History, University of Maryland.
Tour of Montpelier and Barboursville Vineyards. Saturday, October 9.
12 noon to 6 pm. Buses will take field trip participants to Montpelier, the
home of James Madison in historic Orange County, Virginia, where we will
tour the grounds and gardens, visit the gift shop, eat a buffet lunch in
the "pony barn" which is now an exhibit and dining space, tour the house,
and visit the Madison cemetery where James and Dolley are buried. We'll
then join the Fall Festival underway at Barboursville Vineyards where we
can taste their 1999 vintages, enjoy hayrides and live music, and take a
tour of Barboursville Ruins before heading back to Charlottesville. (Cost:
$25 covers bus, lunch, tours, wine glass, tasting, food, and entertainment
at the vineyard).
On Your Own. The local arrangements committee will provide information
on local attractions and restaurants. There is much to see and do in
Charlottesville and Albemarle County, including free admission tours of Ash
Lawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe, for all ADE badge wearers any time
during the convention, and a special private tour of the house which will
be provided for ADE members on Saturday, October 9, at 2:00 pm. If you are
traveling from the west through the Shenandoah Mountains or want to take a
trip there from Charlottesville, the George C. Marshall Museum in
Lexington, Virginia, is also offering free tours for ADE badge wearers and
their guests between October 1-15, 1999.
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