3 Days of Peace & Music

By John Ortman • October 27, 2016 • 0 Comments

“If you can remember the Sixties, you probably weren’t there.” That quote, variously attributed to a range of people from comedian Robin Williams to Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, might apply to someone you know. 

In ASPPA Nation, the Sixties were back this week, if only for three days. The centerpiece of the 2016 ASPPA Annual Conference, held Oct. 23-26 in National Harbor, Md., was a party for 1,000 celebrating the Society’s 50th anniversary. The Tuesday night party featured a seated dinner, a Magical Mystery Tour of ASPPA’s five decades conducted by 2009 President Stephen Dobrow, and introduction of the 25 Past Presidents in attendance. The evening was capped off by an electrifying performance by the Beatles tribute band, "Rain" — which it didn't, unlike at Woodstock. If you were there, you probably can’t remember it.

Like a mullet haircut, it wasn’t just party-in-the-back at this year’s Annual — there was plenty of business-in-the-front, in the form of six general sessions and 70 workshops. Here are our posts from this week’s ASPPA Connect Conference Daily editions:

You can also access our ASPPA Annual coverage via ASPPA Net’s Conferences station, here
And for a different view of this year’s conference, check out what attendees were tweeting about, at  #ASPPAAnnual2016.