The Daguerreian Society

The 2013 Daguerreian Society Mini-Symposium will be held in Arlington, Virginia on March 9 & 10.

Symposium activities will take place in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Ballroom both Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.

2013 Mini-Symposium Schedule


Friday, March 8
Behind-the-Scenes tours:

Tours 1 & 2 (Friday AM, 12 person limit per tour):

Cameras Under Lock and Key, with curator Shannon Perich, offering a behind-the-scenes tour of photographic apparatus at the Museum Support Center of the Smithsonian Institution. Note: Participants must be able to use the stairs to access the second floor where the tour will take place.

Tour 3 (Friday PM, 15 person limit):

Photographic Treasures from the Library of Congress, with curator Carol Johnson. As a huge bonus, Carol is asking each participant to suggest one item they would like to see during the tour in the Prints and Photos Division.

Once all the details have been worked out, another Constant Contact email will be sent to the 2013 Mini-Symposium registrants regarding signing up for the tours.

Saturday, March 9
11 AM: Registration opens in the Ballroom lobby
12 PM - 3 PM: Buffet luncheon, speaker, business meeting, and live benefit auction

Sunday, March 10
Trade show in collaboration with the D.C. Antique Photo & Postcard Shows
  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Exhibitor setup
  8:30 AM - 10 AM: Free preview admission for Daguerreian Society registrants
  10 AM - 4 PM: $10 general admission ($5 with ad card)

Symposium Headquarters

Holiday Inn Rosslyn

The Symposium headquarters will be the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, CA 22209.

To reserve a room, call directly at 1-703-807-2000 and use the block code: "DAG". After February 8, 2013, rooms will be based on hotel availability. Mention the Daguerreian society and the $99 room rate will be yours!

Directions to the Holiday Inn Rosslyn and information regarding transportation to and from the hotel can be found here.

Parking is FREE!

Washington DC will be experiencing late winter/early spring weather, with a March average high of around 56 degrees and average low of 38 degrees. Check today's forecast.

Symposium Registration and Trade Show

Would you like to attend the Symposium? A Constant Contact emailing was sent December 27, 2012 giving registration information. A registration form is also be available in PDF format. Remember, Early Registration ends February 1!

2013 Mini-Symposium TradeFair

The TradeFair will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn on Sunday, March 10. TradeFair admission is free for Mini-Symposium registrants.

A coupon offering $5 off general admission is available by clicking on the TradeFair card, left.

Like the registrations for the 2012 Baltimore Symposium, registration fees are all-inclusive amounts to cover the financial obligations of the society. So all 2013 March Mini-Symposium registrations fees include both the Saturday luncheon with speaker at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, followed by our business meeting and Live Benefit Auction, as well as an early entrance to the trade show on Sunday, March 10.

Future Symposia

Bry-sur-Marne & Paris Symposium, Fall 2013

Dates: October 9 - 13, 2013

The City of Bry-sur-Marne, France
Jean-Pierre SPILBAUER, Maire de Bry-sur-Marne, Conseiller Régional d'Ile-de-France
Musée Adriene Mentienne, Margaret CALVARIN, Curator of Photography

Headquarters Hotel:

Austin 2014

Dates: September 26 - September 29, 2014

Texas State Library & Archives Commission
John Anderson, Preservation Officer
Archives and Information Services Division
1201 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701

Headquarters Hotel:
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

West Coast 2015

Dates: TBD

Host: TBD

West Coast of the United States

Headquarters Hotel: TBD

Past Symposia

The links below give you access to all the details of the most recent Daguerreian Society symposia:

2012 Symposium

2011 Symposium

2010 Symposium

2009 Symposium

2008 Symposium

2007 Symposium

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