Every year I look forward to this week — Costume Society of America’s national symposium. This year the symposium is taking place in Atlanta. As a fashion historian, it’s a rejuvenating time to learn more about my subject, network and socialize with like-minded individuals, and give back to the organization.
I leave today because I serve on the Board of Directors, and we have our first of many meetings tonight. The actual symposium kick off is Wednesday afternoon, even though there are many pre-symposium events taking place. It runs until Saturday and will be jam packed with lectures, panels, lunches, a keynote speaker, and a few social events. We’ll be touring the Atlanta History Center later in the week.
It’s great timing this year, because within the last couple weeks I’ve been craving some sort of educational opportunity. I was thinking about taking a summer university course, but the start of the term caught me off guard and I wasn’t quite prepared. So I’m especially looking forward to taking in all the panels and speakers I can.
If you are going to the CSA national symposium, please let me know — either in the comments, on twitter, or shoot an email to me. I would love to meet you!