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Annual Meeting

58th Annual Meeting of the
Society for the History of Discoveries

September 22 (Friday) - September 23 (Saturday) 2017

with optional outings on 21 and 24 September

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Preliminary Schedule

We invite you to join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for our 58th annual meeting:  "From the Midwest to the Arctic:  Exploration and its Impact in the Northland," September 21 through September 24, 2017.A block of rooms has been reserved at the historic Ambassador Hotel, just a few blocks from Marquette University, where part of the conference will be held.  Our other conference venue is the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin.  Transportation will be provided between venues.  On Sunday, SHD member Tom Hall, curator of the Maclean Collection Map Library, located just north of Chicago, is generously sponsoring a conference field trip to see the collection, including door-to-door transportation!  We hope you will join us.

Below you will find registration information.  We have been able to maintain the same registration fees since the 2015 meeting without compromising conference amenities, and we've lowered the fee for graduate students.

Registration Fees
$250.00 per person; $225.00 per person if you register by August 15, 2017.
$200.00 Companion registration (assumes attendance at everything except conference sessions on Saturday)
$160.00 Graduate Student

There is no cost for the Maclean Collection excursion, but we do ask that you sign up so that we know what size bus to order.

Banquet entree choices:  Please indicate whether you want meat, fish, or vegetarian by typing:  1 meat, 1 fish   or 2 meat, etc.  The meat selection will be either pork, beef, or chicken.  The Ambassador recently hired an award-winning chef who is still working on the fall menu, so we don't have specific details yet.  If you have a dietary restriction of any kind, please don't hesitate to list it.

Please register via Paypal, following the instructions below:

1. Go to the Internet URL https://www.PayPal.com      
2. Click on "Send Money"
3. Sign up for FREE personal Account if you do not already have one. If you live in the USA, use U.S. Account Registration. If not residing in the USA, click on “International Account Registration.”
Enter NO for Premier Account.
4. Under "Recipient's E-mail" enter
5. Under "Amount" enter the amount you want charged to your
credit card.
6. Under 'Type" enter 'service.'
7. Under "Email Subject*" enter "2017 Conference Registration-your last name" (enter YOUR last name, not "your last name"  EXAMPLE:  2017 Conference Registration-Smith)
8. Under "Note*" enter the names of conference registrants (specify companion or graduate student if applicable), your choices for banquet entrees, any dietary restrictions (this is important!), and your contact information (address, phone, e-mail).  If you are also registering for the excursion, please indicate this and the # in your party.

Example:    Mary Doe and John Doe (Companion)
                    1234 Main Street
                    Seattle, WA  51231

        1 fish (no dairy) and 1 vegetarian (no salt)
        2 excursion

If you have any questions about this procedure, contact the Secretary by e-mail:

If you prefer to register by check:
Please provide the same information noted in the example above;mail this information with your check to:

Dr. Mylynka Kilgore Cardona
Executive Secretary – SHD
3311 Rodgers Road, #2405
Austin, TX  78758

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