The 2021 Virtual Convention Program is as follows (all times in United States Eastern Daylight Time):
11:00 am Welcome/Introductions/Mechanics, Eric Hiser
11:15 am Clinic: BNSF Art Collection, Bradley Houston
12:15 am Clinic: Modeling ATSF GP39-2s, Mike Tomei
1:15 pm Break/Slide Show
1:45 pm Clinic: Memories of the New Mexico Transcon, Evan Werkema
2:45 pm Annual Business Meeting, Paul Brown and Board
3:45 pm Adjourn (this may be earlier)
Virtual Convention registrants MUST DOWNLOAD from the Society the printed instructions at the time of purchase or by going to your MY ORDERS page. You will also receive an email with the download link. Please check your spam or junk filters if you don’t receive. It typically arrives within 30 minutes. The instructions address:
- How to access the Virtual Convention (via Zoom),
- How to ask questions during the Convention,
- A discount code to use for Convention Specials on merchandise; and
- An invitation and instructions on sharing images of the Santa Fe or Santa Fe models for the Convention slide show (and, we hope, as part of the Society’s outreach program to make images of the Santa Fe available for low cost to members and the public to encourage modeling).
Please also note that your reception of the Virtual Convention will depend upon the quality of your local internet service and the number of other users in your area. This means that there may be some fuzziness, pixellation, gaps in sound or video. We regret that, but don’t have control. The Society is using a university-quality extended education Zoom base. The Convention will NOT be recorded – you must watch live!
Questions should be directed to Bob Walz, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Virtual Convention coordinator, or Eric Hiser, ehiser.RR@gmail.com, the Virtual Convention technical coordinator.
Registration is $10.00.