It's all over. Even my suitcases are unpacked. We had almost 200 people and they all had a good time-- with only very minor glitches-- such as will happen when you combine 200 people, caves, buses, caterers, and such. No worries.
I ran the non-food part of the field trips, and everyone seemed to really like it that we offered activities, but didn't put them on a death march bus trip. Meramec Caverns graciously hosted us for dinner that night-- their generosity will not soon be forgotten.
People learned stuff, ate, talked, learned some more stuff, met some new people, ate some more, and drank, ran around the hotel, learned more new stuff, and ended the day at the hospitality room. This went on for 5 days and 4 nights. Some people even went caving.
Life was good. If you've never been to a NCKMS meeting-- you really ought to sometime. The next one will be a bit different-- in conjunction and the same place as the UIS/NSS meeting/convention in Kerrville, TX in 2009. You can get a taste for what happens and maybe decide to go to a standalone NCKMS someday.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2007 21:05:55 GMT -5 by Azurerana
Post by Sharon Faulkner on Oct 16, 2007 19:11:54 GMT -5
Thanks for the follow up report on the symposium Azurerana.
I did not know that the 2009 NCKMS would also be held in Texas in 2009. The summer of 2009 is shaping up to be an incredibly busy time what with the UIS, NSS Convention, and NCKMS all taking place during the time frame and the same location.
Any idea if the registration forms will be offering all three events (UIS, NSSCon, NCKMS) as a package deal? May not be that far along in the planning to determine that yet.