BPG Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 10, 2016

2016 AIC Annual Meeting: Destination Montréal

May is fast approaching – have you registered for the annual meeting? "Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation" will be held from Friday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Canada. Explore SCHED, the online meeting schedule, to plan your attendance amongst this year's high-quality presentations, workshops, seminars and insider tours of local attractions.

BPG Reception

Be sure to purchase your ticket to join your Book and Paper Group colleagues for Monday night's reception at the magnificent Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, now available online for purchase. Catch up with old friends, meet new acquaintances, and enjoy all inclusive food and drinks. BPG members $35, non-members $45, students $15.

Send us your Tips!

The annual meeting in Montréal will include a BPG lunchtime Tips Session. If you have a practical treatment tip or recent discovery related to book and paper conservation that you would like to submit or share, please email angela.campbell.bpg@gmail.com. The session will include two full-length talks and as many tips as we can incorporate. Tips are extremely valuable and will be included in the Book and Paper Group Annual, so please have publication-quality photos available.

Discussion Group Activities

Many thanks to our Discussion Group Chairs who are busy crafting wonderful programming for our upcoming annual meeting. The Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG), chaired by Stephanie Lussier, Cynthia Karnes, and Rachel Freeman, will focus on aqueous treatment practices – "Paper is Part of the Picture: Connoisseurship and Conservation Practice", while the Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG), chaired by Andrea Knowlton and Dawn Mankowski, will feature a panel focusing on emergency preparedness and response – "Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response: Real-Life Tips and Tricks".


The room block at the Hyatt Regency Montréal is currently sold out, however the AIC office has organized room blocks at three additional hotels in the immediate vicinity of the conference center. As always, if you secured a reservation and are not able to attend, kindly cancel in order to allow room availability for others.

Are you using SCHED to plan your annual meeting? SCHED allows you to create a custom schedule with viewing capabilities on your smartphone and online calendars, or choose to email or print it- whatever your preference!