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AIA Public Lecture
6:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.

This year’s AIA Public Lecture will be given by Dr. Garrett Fagan. There is no cost to attend.

Joint Opening Night Reception
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The 2014 APA/AIA Joint Opening Night Reception will be held in the Crystal Ballroom. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students) and include hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

A Reading of Alice Oswald’s Memorial (Performed by Adele Scafuro and Don Lateiner;
Organized and Introduced by Carolin Hahnemann)
8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Last year, NPR’s Alan Cheuse included this “audacious, powerful and beautiful version of The Iliad” in his list of the five best books to give and receive during the holiday season.  In addition to being a book worth reading, however, the poem is also a composition of sounds worth listening to.  Come to hear for yourself!  The event will last about 90 minutes, with no intermission.  All are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Reception for the Database of Classical Scholarship
9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
The Reception for the Database of Classical Scholarship will feature a demonstration of the Database as well as a highlight reel of videos created by the Classics Conclave of Boston, in which prominent classicists give their analysis of the present state of scholarship on the ancient world. There is no cost to attend.


Presidential Panel
4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
President Denis Feeney has organized a session entitled “What is the Future of Liberal Arts Education?”.

Staged Reading of Rudens: The Musical! (Sponsored by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance)
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The 2014 CAMP Staged Reading is Rudens: The Musical! (exclamation point required). This is the journey of a plucky young woman, kidnapped, torn from the arms of love, shipwrecked, waterlogged, epiphanied, menaced and manacled, to be bound again at last by the salty ties of tender devotion! This is the rambunctious musical production populated by pimps, piscatores, prostitutes, pirates, peons, and paramours! This is the rope-y tug-of-war to tug your heartstrings and tease your toes to tapping! They’ll be talking about this one for millennia. Don’t miss Rudens: The Musical!.

APA Annual Fund Reception
9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

The APA Development Committee invites all donors to the Association’s Annual Fund Campaign and to its recent Gateway Campaign for Classics to a reception in Chicago. If you’ve already donated to the Annual Fund this year, pick up a button at the APA’s display table in the exhibit hall. If you’ve not yet donated, someone at that same table will gladly help you do so—and will give you a button. These buttons will earn you a drink ticket at the reception, where we’ll toast both the troupe that has just put on the annual theater production and those donors whose generous support enables the Annual Fund to do so much each year for all of us.  


Joint APA/AIA Roundtable Discussion Session
11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
The Roundtable Discussions continue to be well attended, and together with the AIA, the APA Program Committee is pleased to present new topics this year at midday. Members of both societies will lead separate discussions at individual tables. Topics will include issues of intellectual and practical importance to classicists and archaeologists. Sign-up sheets will be available in advance of the session so that participation at each table can be limited to a number that will encourage useful dialogues.

APA Poster Session
2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Session #58 is a poster session.  The Program Committee has assigned eight presentations to this format because it will give these presenters the flexibility to display all of their data simultaneously in a variety of ways (graphically and electronically as well as orally) and permit annual meeting registrants to identify those aspects of the presentations that are of greatest interest to them and then interact with presenters one-on-one or in small groups about those topics.

APA Plenary Session
4:30 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.
The plenary session will feature the presentation of the APA’s teaching awards, the Outreach Prize, the Goodwin Awards of Merit, one Distinguished Service Award, and one President’s Award.  Also, Denis Feeney will deliver his Presidential Address entitled “First Similes in Epic”.  Copies of the Goodwin Prize books will be awarded as door prizes.

APA Presidential Reception
6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
The Board of Directors cordially invites all APA members attending the 145th Annual Meeting to a reception honoring President Denis Feeney on Saturday, January 4, immediately after the Plenary Session and Presidential Address.  The Board encourages all members to attend the reception and meet those colleagues they may not have seen earlier in the meeting.


Minority Student Scholarship Fund-raising Raffle
8:15 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.
The APA Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students asks for your support of this important program by purchasing tickets for and attending this year’s fund-raising raffle at the Joint Annual Meeting. The raffle of books and book certificates will take place this year immediately after the opening of the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, January 5. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three for $25 and can be purchased at the time of registration.  You do not need to be present at the event to win the raffle.

Business Meeting of the Association
10:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
All APA members are encouraged to attend this session.  After the transaction of necessary business, there will be time available for questions and comments from members.  The Executive Director's report will be published in advance of the annual meeting.

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