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Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 5 – the Cost(s) of the Conference

By |2015-11-21T13:35:22-05:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Think with me for a minute.....have you ever thought, or said, or heard someone say anything like man, the conference is so expensive!  NCECA must be rolling in dough!" it's ok, you don't have to tell me if you have [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 4 – Money Saving Tips

By |2015-11-13T16:41:24-05:00November 14th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

You've heard of Rachel Ray's $40/day?  The key to what makes that work is having a budget ahead of time and sticking to it.  I'm not suggesting that you can do NCECA on $40/day, but you can take some time [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 3 – Guest Blogging

By |2015-11-13T10:01:22-05:00November 7th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Member Opportunities|

Once upon a time, in an NCECA not so far away, there was paper.  And on this paper there were words, and these words were written by NCECA members.  I recently wrote to Harris Deller, who was the Publications Director for [...]

Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No. 2 – Volunteering

By |2015-11-13T10:01:49-05:00October 31st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA, Kansas City, Member Opportunities|

The NCECA organization and conference is powered predominantly by a team of passionate people that we call volunteers.  This level of involvement can be both eye-opening and even life-altering.  Volunteering has so many benefits, ranging from seeing the conference from a real inside [...]

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Inside NCECA: Vol 2, No.1 – Conference Overview

By |2015-10-24T10:04:05-05:00October 24th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

To those of you who followed this column of mine last year, welcome back, and a hearty hello to new followers as well.  I have a bunch of these little insider articles planned between now and the conference.  Hopefully, this [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 16: The Board Meeting

By |2015-11-13T10:01:59-05:00June 6th, 2015|Categories: 2016 Conference, Featured, Inside NCECA, Kansas City|

Your NCECA board of directors has been onsite in Kansas City this whole week working very hard on a number of things.  We passed a budget, discussed policy, and planned many of the events of the 2016 Conference, Makers, Mentors [...]

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Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 15 – sharing one of my best secrets

By |2015-11-13T10:01:23-05:00May 16th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Happy Saturday!  Today I'm going to tell you about what I think is one of the most underutilized tools in the ceramics networking game.... (may I get a drumroll here please?) The NCECA directory....a completely indexed, searchable, cornucopia of connections, [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol 1, Issue 15 – Survey results: voting confusion

By |2015-11-13T10:01:23-05:00May 9th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

I've been spending the last week compiling all of the results of the survey into a complete report.  If I didn't say so already, THANK YOU to the 1200 people that filled out the survey!  This takes some time, so [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 14 – Mail Bag! Cindy answers your questions….

By |2015-11-13T10:01:23-05:00May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

The NCECA Survey closed last night.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to give us feedback.  I'll be calculating all of the objective data, crunching numbers and preparing a complete report for the upcoming board meeting.  I'll also be [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 13 – The changing demographic

By |2015-11-13T10:01:24-05:00April 25th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

If you are a member of the NCECA Facebook Group, you may have already seen my intermittent reporting on the NCECA survey results as they have been coming in.  (If you haven't already taken the survey, by the way, you [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 12 – Choosing Conference Headliners

By |2015-11-13T10:01:24-05:00April 18th, 2015|Categories: Conference Programming, Featured, Inside NCECA|

It's raining here in Kansas, and I'm sitting here, at work, in my office listening to the thunderstorms outside while writing this.   Shhh, don't tell my boss!   (In reality, I couldn't have a boss more supportive of NCECA, [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 11 – Conference Content Dissemination

By |2015-11-13T10:01:24-05:00April 4th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Welcome home NCECA friends!   I hope you are all re-adjusting to your regular non-NCECA week schedules.  My first week back from NCECA has been filled with a lot of conference wrap up including jotting down notes about things to [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 10 – Heading home

By |2015-11-13T10:02:58-05:00March 28th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

As I sit in room 553, eating my first actual lunch this week and waiting for the open board meeting to begin, I am reflecting on the events of this last week, as many of you are.  I'm also enjoying/lamenting the snow [...]

Inside NCECA; Vol I, Issue 9 – Arriving at the conference

By |2015-11-13T10:02:58-05:00March 21st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Inside NCECA|

Keep your eyes peeled as you head toward Providence!  You are definitely likely to see some other ceramics folks heading the same way.  I start looking for people I know when I get to the Kansas City Airport.  In 2012, [...]