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2012 Conference

October 10-12, 2012

The 2012 Conference “Thinking Outside the Walls” was held on October 10-12, 2012 in Richmond, VA.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Most Conference presentations and handouts have been uploaded to our website. I am waiting on just a few. Presentations can be found at  http://abos-outreach.org/news/  If you go to the website, please visit the far right tab “News and Events” and choose ABOS Blog. You will see the presentations.

CONFERENCE EVALUATION

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2012 CONFERENCE DESCRIPTIONS

Presenter and workshop information for “Thinking Outside the Walls”  Annual Conference:

2012 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Our 2012 Conference Sponsors generously helped to underwrite portions of the conference.

OBS Vehicles
OBS Specialty Vehicles
Loyal Bookmobile Sponsor
Conference Sponsor
Farber Specialty Vehicles
Farber Specialty Vehicles
Loyal Bookmobile Sponsor
Conference Sponsor and Sponsor of the conference name badges
Acore Mobile Modular Shelving
Acore Mobile Modular Shelving
Vendor Exhibitor
Sponsor of one of the Carol Hole Attendance Awards

KEYNOTE

Our keynote speaker was Dr. Gary Fountain, rector at Chatham Hall in Virginia, and author. He has been an English professor for many years and was instrumental in starting the iPad program at Chatham Hall. Dr. Fountain is the author of the critically praised Remembering Elizabeth Bishop: An Oral Biography.

AUTHOR LUNCH

Our author lunch, featuring Donald Ray Pollock, was free for all attendees! Mr. Pollock’s first book, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal, Sou’wester, Chiron Review, River Styx, Boulevard, Folio, Granta, NYTBR, Washington Square, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. The Devil All the Time is his first novel.

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