CIPP Annual Meeting Program

The CIPP Specialty Group Board is pleased to announce our program for the AIC 43rd Annual Meeting in Miami on May 13-16, 2015. CIPP will be sponsoring and co-sponsoring three events intended to appeal to the wide spectrum of our membership. Members are also invited to attend the Business Meeting (Wednesday, May 13; 8:30pm) to discuss future programming and meet your CIPP leadership–your feedback and participation is important to us! Register by December 31st to take advantage of Early Bird rates.
CIPP Seminar: Practical Solutions for Running a Successful Business
Wednesday, May 13; 11am-3pm
$39 (CIPP Members); $79 (non-members); Includes boxed lunch
This workshop will focus on three main areas of running a successful private practice: accurate estimating, streamlined documentation and billing, and outreach and marketing. The workshop will include ample time for questions and attendee participation. It is intended for both established and emerging conservation professionals. Future CIPP webinars on all three subjects are planned as a follow-up to enhance the learning process.
CIPP/ECPN Discussion Panel and Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 13; Program: 4 – 6 pm; Happy Hour 6 – 8 pm
This joint event with the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) will feature a panel of speakers, both established and emerging conservators in private practice, who will discuss the benefits, challenges and fine points of establishing a private practice as an emerging conservator. After an initial set of moderated discussion topics, there will be time for questions and comments from the audience. The discussion panel will be followed by the annual ECPN Happy Hour, allowing attendees to continue conversations and network in a less formal setting.
CIPP/H&S Lunchtime Lecture: Studio Design Challenges–Creating a Safe and Practical Space
Thursday, May 14; noon – 2:00 pm
$10 (CIPP Members); $25 (non-members); Includes boxed lunch
Led by architects and engineers from EwingCole, who specialize in designing cultural heritage facilities, this session will review priorities and set realistic goals for improving common, at-hand work spaces ranging from in-home studios to larger rented commercial spaces. Case studies of real-world studios will be reviewed in a candid discussion that identifies what’s working well and what can be changed to improve safety and predictability. Extended Q&A, plus Meet the Expert stations, will allow attendees to actively participate in the discussion and seek advice on mechanical, HVAC and fire protection engineering, building codes and architectural design.