2008 National Conference » Updates to the Registration Packet

June 15, 2008

July 4 Welcome Program Updates as of 6/15/08

We are pleased to announce that Colorado-based singers, veterans, boy scouts, and the Civil Air Patrol will be joining us at the July 4 Welcome Program. This event is open to all conference attendees.

June 15, 2008

Updated Workshop Descriptions as of 6/15/08

These workshop descriptions have been updated:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

- Mini Media Festival: Dilemmas, Decisions & Interactions

Friday, July 4, 2008

- Mini Media Festival: Redress Relived (on Video)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

- Author Reading and Book Signing: Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years

Sunday, July 6, 2008

- Mini Media Festival: Inward Bound

June 15, 2008

What is the Future of the Japanese American National Museum?
A Community Discussion Group

Learn about how the Museum is changing to meet the needs of its constituents. Provide your input into the Museum's future direction.

- Thursday, July 3 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

- Friday, July 4 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

June 3, 2008

Learn More about the National Museum

Drop by the Centennial Ballroom Foyer on the 3rd Floor and learn more about the Japanese American National Museum!

- Thursday, July 3 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

- Friday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and meet Chief Executive Officer Akemi Kikumura Yano, PhD

- Friday, July 4 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

- Saturday, July 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

- Sunday, July 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

June 3, 2008

Updated Youth/Educator/Lifelong Learner Workshops as of 6/3/08

The conference offers many sessions that will be of interest to young people, but the following sessions have been developed especially for youth, educators, and learners of all ages. Many of these sessions have been added since the publication of the registration packet:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

- Youth Expo

Friday, July 4, 2008

- Youth Expo
- Taiko Workshop from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
- Taiko Workshop from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

- Youth Expo
- Yoshiko Uchida's The Bracelet: Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years Old
- Poetry from Santa Fe Depatment of Justice Camp: Activity Session for Middle/High School Students
- Oral History Workshop for Educators (Double Session) - Part 1 and Part 2.
- Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years Old
- Enduring Communities Educators Presentation
- Just How Fair is Democracy? Activity Session for Middle/High School Students
- Treasure Book and Koinobori Crafts: Activity Session for Children 6 - 12 Years Old
- History Day and More: How to Plan a Project that Goes Beyond Your School

Sunday, July 6, 2008

- Youth Expo

June 3, 2008

July 5 Dinner Banquet Updates as of 6/3/08

We are pleased to announce that Denver Taiko will be performing at the start of the Dinner Banquet and that the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker. This is a ticketed event.

June 3, 2008

New Workshops as of 6/3/08

We are pleased to announce that the following new workshops have been added since the publication of the registration packet:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

- Workshop and Research Opportunities in the National Archives Relating to the Japanese American Incarceration Experience

Friday, July 4, 2008

- Gathering of Amacheans and Friends
- Taiko Workshop from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
- Taiko Workshop from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
- Discover Local Japan: Yamagata-Ken

June 3, 2008

Panelist Updates as of 6/3/08

As of June 3, the following updates have been made to the panelists listed in the registration packet:

- John Christgau will be unable to attend the conference. Karen Ebel will replace him as moderator for the panel Enemy Alien Internment: Human/Civil Rights, the WWII Crystal City Camp, and Contemporary America and Tetsuden Kashima will replace him as moderator for the panel Alien Places and Alien People: Department of Justice Internment Camps During World War II.

- A taiko performance by Kenny Endo, Taiko Artist, has been added to the July 4 Welcome Program and Special Veterans Panel.

- Lisa Itagaki will be unable to attend the conference. Mitchell T. Maki will replace her as moderator for the July 4 Welcome Session and Veterans Panel.

- Allyson Nakamoto has replaced Vicky Murakami-Tsuda as a presenter for the Nikkei Album Workshop on July 6.

- Bobby Okinaka has been added as a presenter for the Nikkei Album Workshop on July 3 and July 6.

June 3, 2008

Canceled Workshops as of 6/3/08

Unfortunately, the following July 3 workshops listed in the registration packet have been canceled:

- Memory Books: Preserving Your History on July 3. Due to a presenter scheduling conflict, this workshop will not be offered at the conference. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

- Finding Your Japanese American Roots on July 3. This three-hour session will still be offered on July 4 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (note earlier start time) and July 4 from 3-6 p.m.

March 30, 2008

New Panels and Activities as of 3/30/08

We are pleased to announce that the following new panels and activities have been added since the publication of the registration packet:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

- University of Denver Museum of Anthropology Dessert Reception and Open House
- Walking Tour of US Navy Japanese Language School/University of Colorado, 1942-1946
- Minoru Yasui: Civil Rights Icon Exhibit

Friday, July 4, 2008

- Betrayal on Trial: Japanese American 'Treason' in World War II and the 1944 Trial of the Shitara Sisters
- Correcting the Past: The Memory of Historical Injury and the Hope for Remedy
- Impressions: An Artist's View of life at Santa Anita and Amache
- Perceived Threats: Being Persons of Japanese Ancestry in the Territory of Hawaii and Canada During World War II
- Rockies Baseball Game & Fireworks
- Strategies for Connecting History and Contemporary Issues in your Community

Saturday, July 5, 2008

- Oral History Workshop for Educators - Part 1 (Double Session)
- Oral History Workshop for Educators - Part 2 (Double Session)
- Minoru Yasui: Civil Rights Icon Exhibit

March 30, 2008

Panelist Updates as of 3/30/08

As of March 30, the following updates have been made to the panelists listed in the registration packet:

- Joe Ando has been confirmed as a panelist for Reconciling A Contested Past: The Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker

-Adele Arakawa has been confirmed as the emcee for Banquet Dinner with Keynote Speaker - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

- Polly Baca has been added as a panelist to Security, Wartime Anxiety and the Erosion of Civil Liberties

- Roger Daniels is unable to attend the conference. James Hirabayashi will take his place on two panels: Nikkei Incarceration: World War II Assembly, Relocation, Isolation, Segregation, and Internment Camps and Words Matter: Language and the World War II Japanese American Experience

- Roy Ebihara and Frank Hiji have been added as panelists to Stories of Resettlement: Nikkei Nation in Motion, 1942–1965

- Naomi Hirahara has taken the place of Louis Fiset, as the panel moderator for From Camp to Community: Japanese American Health Care

- Tay Kondo has been added as a panelist to Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese American Childhoods during World War II

- Dale Minami has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the July 5 Morning Plenary Session and as a panelist for The Patriot Act of 2001 and American Democracy: A Town Hall Meeting

- Michelle Tamotsu Trevino has been added as a panelist to The Bonds of Community: Hapa Identity in a Changing U.S.

March 30, 2008

Canceled Sessions as of 3/30/08

Unfortunately, the following July 6 sessions listed in the registration packet have been canceled. However, these sessions will be offered on alternate days:

- Memory Books: Preserving Your History. Instead, this session will be offered on July 3, rsvps are required
- Issei: The Shadow Generation. Instead, this session will be offered on July 3 at 3 p.m., July 4 at 10 a.m. and July 4 at 3 p.m.

February 8, 2008

July 5 Luncheon Keynote Speaker Added

Adam Schrager, Reporter and Author, will speak about his recently published book, The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story. He will join Actor George Takei for the ticketed luncheon banquet.

January 9, 2008

Colorado Rockies Game Confirmed

Fireworks and the Great American Pastime!
July 4, 2008, 6:05 PM

Celebrate July 4th and cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they play the Florida Marlins. Perfect for the whole family.

Click here to download information on purchasing tickets (PDF 176 KB)

October 15, 2007

Conference Registration Packet Available On-line

Click here to get the registration packet, along with all registration-related updates:
http://www.janm.org/projects/ec/conference

Sorry we couldn't do on-line registration -- perhaps for our next conference!

September 21, 2007

Additions to Registration Packet

HONORARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Terry Cherry, President, Texas Council for the Social Studies
Ann Claunch, Director of Curriculum, National History Day
Pat Concannon, New Mexico Public Education Agency
Doris Matsui, Congressperson, State of California

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
Japan America Society of Colorado

For a full listing of the Honorary Advisory Committee and Supporting Organizations, please click here.

September 21, 2007

Correction to the Registration Packet

Page 11, Participating Travel Agencies should read:

Yamato Travel Bureau
Ms. Lilly Nomura
250 East First Street, Suite 1112, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213.680.0333, 800/334-4982 Fax: 213.680.2825
E-mail: yamatogroups@aol.com, www.yamatotravel.com