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Advanced Imaging Conference Newsletter
|AIC Volume 3, Number 1|
2010 Hubble Award Recipient
Visit the Improved AIC Web Site!
We've updated the Advanced Imaging Conference web site!
It's not a revolutionary change but we've made some important evolutionary adjustments that improve navigation and interaction while making it more responsive- all based on your feedback. For example, finding information is much easier and we've reduced the size of the files so the web site loads in your browser much quicker! When you have a moment, check it out and let us know your opinion!
Also, visit us on YouTube and become a friend of the AIC on Facebook, too!
The 2010 Conference Venue
Book your room now for this year's conference at the Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, located near Great America Amusement Park and just a few minutes from San Jose International Airport!
Mark your calendars for October 22- 24, 2010.
We've arranged for a special AIC room discount of just $99 per night- our fourth year at this price! This special rate is only available when you book your room through this private AIC Hotel link- bookings made direct or through on-line booking sites, such as Expedia, Travelocity or others, will not feature this special rate.
Santa Clara Hyatt Regency features:
Coming Soon! 2010 Registration
Registration for AIC 2010 will open for attendees at the end of May!
Our exciting agenda includes 21 Friday workshops featuring many of the astrophotographic communities most respected experts including Chris Cook, Neil Fleming, Tony Hallas, Doug George, Don Goldman, Stan Moore, the Hubble Imaging team of Zolt Levay and Lisa Frattare who will explain how to access and process data from the Hubble Space Telescope and many more!
The weekend's general session starts off Friday night, following the dinner (included in this year's fees), with updates and information from our Sponsoring Technology Showcase Exhibitors. Saturday and Sunday's lineup features Russ Croman, Al Kelly, Martin Pugh, Kevin Nelson on the future of CCD technology and many other experts, too!
So, look for our email coming soon- as a subscriber to this newsletter, you'll have first chance to register!
Adventure in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
Exclusive Saturday Tour for Spouses and Traveling Companions
Bring your spouse or a traveling companion to this year's meeting and we'll help keep them fed and entertained while you're in session with our special Saturday trip, this year, to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park- home of the world famous Science Academy and Zoo!
The tour includes round-trip transportation from the hotel, tickets to the Academy of Science or San Francisco Zoo with over four hours to enjoy them, afternoon snack and a memorable sightseeing trip across the Golden Gate Bridge with ample opportunities for photographs. Plus, the $75 per person cost for this tour includes all conference meals (worth almost $200), too-
Introducing AIC Spotlight Presentations
This year, the AIC will introduce a special opportunity for you to step on stage and into astrophotography's brightest spotlight!
The 2010 meeting will feature four 15 minute slots during the general session that will enable you to give a short prepared presentation on a topic that can benefit our community. Subjects can include but are not limited to:
Look for more information in our next newsletter. We'll begin accepting presentation proposals in early June with final selection of up to four by early August. You must be an attendee of this year's conference to be considered.
Coming Soon! Join the AIC
The cost of operating our annual meetings has grown, sometimes explosively, over the past few years. Remember, our meetings are only financially possible because of the fees we charge our attendees and exhibitors. However, given the current economic environment, it has been difficult to keep a lid on our prices without reducing the quality of our gatherings- which is something we will not permit.
So, to supplement our normal operating income, the AIC plans to launch a new annual membership program that enables you to support and help guarantee future conferences. In the process, you'll gain many unique benefits that will make your participation at the annual meeting more exciting. Plus, AIC membership will enable you to save money spent on the hobby so the value of being a member will easily equal or exceed your small investment to join or renew.
AIC Membership benefits will include:
2009 Conference Resources and Presentation Downloads
A full set of conference resources from the 2009 meeting is available, some for only a limited time *, to those that did not attend this years gathering. These include:
Advanced Imaging Conference Presentation Archive soon to become limited
For a limited time, you can still download and study the groundbreaking presentations that have been given at each of the Advanced Imaging Conferences over the years. Each presentation has been placed in our permanent archive and is still available for you to store on your local drive and review when you need them or when you have spare time.
But hurry! Access to the archive is still available from the AIC web site but it will soon become limited. Each link is presented below for your convenience. Each presentation is copyright material, so refrain from distributing them without permission from the author.
This newsletter and its contents are copyright 2009© Advanced Imaging Conference.
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