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Western History Association/Western Association of Map Libraries Joint Conference
October 13-16, 2011 Oakland, California, Marriott City Center

WAML's next meeting will be Oakland on October 13-16. This will be a joint meeting with the Western History Association. Registration is being handled by WHA and WAML members qualify at the WHA rate. Please see conference information below. Note: Pre-registration ends September 15th (save $10).

The WAML Schedule for the meeting is below. We will have a separate sign up for the Stanford tour. The fee is to be determined but should be less than $20. Otherwise, we still have a few details to iron out but if you have any questions please contact me and I will try to answer them.

The WHA/WAML Conference Program Registration Form is available in PDF at:


You may also register online at the WHA General Store.

The entire Conference Program is online at:


I believe once you register WHA will mail you a paper copy of the program.

The Conference Hotel is the Oakland Marriott City Center. The link to the hotel may be found on the WHA website (on the "Conference" page). The hotel webpage is preset with the WHA's group code. Please see:


and look under "Future Conferences." The conference rate is $149 a night. Below are three other hotel options close to the convention center, which should be cheaper. We are recommending that you stay close to the CC. I booked a room at the Washington Inn and it came out to $96 a night with taxes included. I was told parking here is $12 a night.

Clarion Hotel: http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-oakland-california-CAB03 - 371 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (approx. $100-115)
Courtyard Marriott: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakcd-courtyard-oakland-downtown/ - 988 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607 (approx. $129-169)
Washington Inn: http://www.thewashingtoninn.com/ - 495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (approx. $79-99)

WAML Schedule

Thursday October 13

2-5pm WAML Executive Board

4:30pm WHA Presidential Session followed by cocktail reception at 6pm, Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak Street)
WAML members may attend; see registration form.

7:30pm Early bird at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. (906 Washington Street)

Friday October 14

10-10:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:30-12:00 Infinite City, Finite Atlas, or, Our Myriad Adventures in Mapping San Francisco Presenter: Rebecca Solnit, Writer

12-2 pm WAML Luncheon: Speaker: Richard White, Stanford University (at Marriott)

2-6pm Stanford Field Trip (separate sign up; cost TBD)

7-10pm WAML Banquet (at Marriott)

Saturday October 15

8:30-10am Mapping Ancient Places: Digitization and Access to Historic Maps

Kathy Rankin and Cory Lampert, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Navigating to Success: Finding Your Way Through the Challenges of Map Digitization

John Ridener, UC Berkeley: Creating a Geoportal

(between 10:30am-12pm WAML members may attend WHA sessions; then lunch on your own)

2-3:30pm The Urban West: Cartographic Representation

Ben Pease, Cartographer: Japantown Atlas

Sam Clevenger, University of Wyoming: Urban Denver, Transformation and the Beginnings of Suburbanization

3:30-5:30pm WAML Business Meeting & Sounding Board

6pm dinner on your own

Sunday October 16

There are WHA sessions from 8:30am-12pm; WAML members may attend.


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