President's Column

Greetings NMRT Members and Friends!

These first few months of my presidency have been extremely busy, but I know the effort will be worth it when you experience what we're planning for Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and Annual Conference in Las Vegas. I look forward to meeting many of you at the Midwinter Conference Orientation Session and, for even more fun, at our Midwinter Social. Early Bird Registration ends November 6, and you can find tips for first-time attendees here.

Following Midwinter, I hope that many of you will consider registering for our inaugural pre-conference on Friday, June 27, in Las Vegas, where even the most introverted participants will gain the tools they need to become powerful public speakers. Look for registration information in early 2014.

Speaking of Annual Conference, it's not too early to think about how you will be paying for your trip. Applications are now being accepted for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, a $1,000 stipend presented annually in honor of former NMRT President Shirley Olofson. Applications are due December 30, and you can review the requirements and application here.

I love meeting fellow NMRT members both virtually and in person. If you have any questions or comments about the organization or your role within it, or if you just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy this beautiful fall!

Emily Prather-Rodgers