Many thanks to Eric Weisbard, the Clive Davis Institute at NYU, and the executive, program, and coordinating committees of IASPM-US and EMP for a ridiculously fantastic conference weekend. A few things to consider:
1. If you had a good time but aren’t currently a member of IASPM-US, join us! It’s easy, and it helps us make these conferences and this website as great as possible. The IASPM-US community is both smart and fun, and I’ve found that they look out for each other both professionally and personally. It’s a terrific group of friends an colleagues. Just click the How to Join link at the top of the website for information. For those who attended the IASPM-US/POP Conference in 2012, you may use the code JPM12 when joining to receive the student rate for your 2012 membership.
2. We’d like to post conference round-ups on the front page of the site. These needn’t be formal. In fact, I think they’d work best if they were personal, subjective reflections on what you did and saw at the conference. No need to cover the big events or even everything you did; if we get enough of these, we can patch together a mosaic of sights, sounds, and ideas from the weekend. Any length will work – 500, 1500, 5000 words. I’ll take any of it. The sooner you could submit, the better, but even if it takes a couple of weeks, that will be alright. As always, you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We can do this one of two ways. You can contact me, or I’ll start coming after you one-by-one and guilting you into doing something. Don’t make me bust out my frowny face.
3. Lots of new things coming to the site soon. Some of these are in the works, and some will involve opportunities for you to participate. I know that everyone is sinking back into reality – for those of you in academia, the end of the semester is rapidly and possibly disconcertingly approaching – so I’ll let you gather yourselves for several days before rolling out some of the new stuff we’ll be doing.