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Call for 2015 Conference Site Proposals(2012-08-02)

The Future Sites Committee of the Agricultural History Society invites proposals to host the annual meeting of the organization in 2015. The host of the 2015 conference will have the opportunity to build on the successes of meetings held in Boston, Massachusetts; Ames, Iowa; Reno, Nevada; Little Rock, Arkansas; Winter Park, Florida; Springfield, Illinois; and Manhattan, Kansas. The 2013 and 2014 meetings will be held in Banff, Alberta and Provo, Utah respectively. Those interested in making a bid to host the conference should contact the Future Sites Committee chair, Mark Hersey (mhersey@history.msstate.edu) for guidelines and other helpful information. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2013.

Proposals to host the conference should consist of the following information:
1. Proposed dates
2. Rationale for hosting the conference
3. Proposed members of local organizing committee
4. Proposed venues (including information on number, capacity, and A/V capabilities of spaces)
5. Food and accommodation arrangements (and where relevant, transportation)
6. Ideas for hosting receptions and field trip excursions
7. Funding / sponsorship plan
8. Indication of institutional support
9. Preliminary budget


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