Friday, September 05, 2008

Dreaming 08 Alice Springs

I enjoyed the first day of Dreaming 08 after attending the cocktail party the night before. The trade exhibition was launched with a group of local school children drumming. They were Drum Atweme who are Town Camp kids between 7 and 13 years of age who perform around town under the tutelage of Peter Lowson who is the Youth Services Coordinator at Tangentyere Council

As usual the conference was a great opportunity to network and catch up with old and new colleagues.
Claire Nield and Philip Keane
Robyn and Andrea
Ruby and Trudi
Bill Craig and Stephen
Jayshree and Stephen
Kay, Kaye. Marg, Claire, Faridah
Di Sinclair, Bid Rose, Diana Richards
It was good to meet people I had only communicated with via email or telephone.
Terence Harrison from Royal Melbourne was on such person
Terence Harrison, Marg Purnell, Bernie Royals
Also Ruth Sladek from Flinders University was another and I think we all appreciated her presentation and the work she has being doing.
Ruth Sladek
I even met keynote speaker Loriene Roy from the USA, here in the middle with the Mayor of Alice Springs,Damien Ryan and the Executive Director of ALIA Sue Hutley
Damien Ryan, Loreine Roy, Sue Hutley
Jenny Paradiso , now with Ex Libris was another I caught up with.
Jenny Paradiso on the Ex Libris stand
A great librarians T-Shirt
Great librarians Tshirt