One Day Until #SHEAR2022

Lithograph of New Orleans from St. Patrick's Church in 1852.

New Orleans from St. Patrick’s Church 1852 / J.W. Hill & Smith, del.; lith. par B.F. Smith, Jr. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Dear SHEARites!  One day until we gather in New Orleans.  Even if you’ve diligently read all my communications, please read this one as I have important updates to share with you.

  • Registration opens Thursday at 5:00 pm.  THURSDAY only registration will be on the 11th floor of the Pan Am Center (connected to the hotel Atrium), outside of the auditorium where the President’s Plenary will start at 6:00 pm.
  • Except for the general sessions (listed in the program), all conference sessions will be held in the InterContinental hotel, despite the Pan Am Center rooms bearing the same names.
  • Did you sign up for the Whitney Plantation or Chalmette Battlefield tours?   The bus will load at Poydras and St. Charles.  Exit the hotel, make a left, walk 100 years.
  • Looking for additional coffee and food purveyors inside the hotel?  Good news! Visit Modern Recipe, a lovely café(teria) on the 11th floor of the Pan Am Center, open for dine-in or take-away breakfast on Thursday and Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 and ditto lunch 11:30 to 1:45.
  • SPEAKING OF FOOD:  Don’t forget we have our unlisted coffee and beignets “thank you” on Sunday morning, 8:00 to 9:00 in Marigny.  Also, for an afternoon pick-me-up on Saturday afternoon, we will have the Old Quarter Candy Cart out 3:15 to 3:45.

I look forward to gathering with you starting tomorrow and I send you traveling mercies.