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Overview of the Program

Once again this year, there is an extensive program of meetings, activities, and social events supplementing the nearly fifty academic sessions. There will be meetings to talk about the future of our organization and the discipline.

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the Holiday Inn by the Bay.


Thursday, 10 October

8:30 am-5:00 pm Executive Council Meeting (open to all members), Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland
8:30 am-4:30 pm Tour of Sappi Paper Mill, New Balance Running Shoe Factory, Maine Leaf-peeping
6:00-7:00 pm Opening Plenary, "The Multiple Histories of Technology: Opportunities and Challenges"
7:00-9:00 pm Reception, Victoria Mansion (Three blocks from the Holiday Inn)


Friday, 11 October

7:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  Graduate Student Breakfast (please register in advance)
  International Scholars Breakfast (by invitation only)
8:30 am-5:00 pm Book Exhibit
8:30-10:00 am Sessions
10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm Sessions
10:30 am-12:30 pm Tour of Shipyard Brewing Company
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch:
Technology and Culture Editor's Lunch (by invitation only)
12:30-2:00 pm Computers, Information, and Society SIG
12:30-2:00 pm EDITH
12:30-2:00 pm Prometheans SIG
2:00-3:30 pm Sessions
2:00-3:30 pm Sidney Edelstein Book Prize Roundtable
2:00-6:00 pm Tour of Bath Iron Works
3:30-4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 pm Plenary Lecture by the 2013 Recipient of the da Vinci Medal
5:30-7:00 pm TEMSIG: Cocktails at the Lobby Bar
6:30-9:30 pm Harbor Cruise and Lobster Roll Picnic
9:00 pm-12:00 am Hospitality Suite


Saturday, 12 October

7:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  Envirotech SIG
  Asia Network
8:00 am-5:30 pm Book Exhibit
8:30-10:00 am Sessions
10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm Sessions
10:30 am-1:00 pm Walking Food Tour of Portland
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch
  Members' Meeting (all welcome)
  Mercurians and Jovians SIG
  Women in Technological History (WITH)
2:00-3:30 pm Sessions
2:00-4:30 pm Tour of Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and Steam Train Ride
3:30-4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 pm Sessions
5:30-6:30 pm Concluding Plenary, "SHOT in a Changing Global Environment"
5:30-6:30 pm SMiTiNG SIG: Cocktails at the Lobby Bar
7:00-8:00 pm Cocktail Reception
8:00-10:00 pm Awards Banquet
9:00 pm-12:00 am Hospitality Suite


Sunday, 13 October

9:00 am-12:00 pm Albatrosses: Informal breakfast and roundtable
Prometheans: Roundtable on How Should We Teach the History of Technology
9:00 am-6:00 pm Computers, Information and Society SIG: Workshop on Old Ideas: Recomputing the History of Information Technology
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