Central or Mountain is the question you need to answer if you’re planning on exploring western North Dakota before or after the Midwest conference. North Dakota is one of those states that copes with two time zones, so call ahead or check this list of North Dakota counties and time zones.
The Planning Committee for the Midwest chapter meeting has decided to GO GREEN!
What does this mean for you? It means we will have a one sheet printed/abbreviated program on-hand in Bismarck for everyone, but the full program is online only. Signage on all the doors, you can’t possibly get lost. A list of stupendous restaurants at the registration table. And of course ALL of this information on our conference website! But we are keeping the paper distribution to a minimum. Your name tag and 1 piece of paper. That is all you get!
What else does this mean? It means no conference bag. However, there is the incentive to bring your own bag! In fact…we will be giving a prize to the person brings the oldest MLA or Midwest Chapter conference bag to use in Bismarck. Make sure if you think you have the oldest bag you find Mary Markland, Ann Pederson or Kelly Thormodson so they can take your picture with your bag. The winner will be announced at lunch on Monday, October 13th.
Finally, just a reminder, casual dress for this conference. We are having a western theme party on Saturday night for the opening reception so feel free to wear your boots or your hat or your custom square-dancing attire just be ready to swing your partner if need be.
See you soon!