AHA Day One Update

The Hilton Midtown: AHA Conference Headquarters

As I type the first day of the 2015 AHA annual meeting is winding down. I arrived around 1:30 this afternoon and checked into my hotel without any drama. Earlier today there were some problems with both the Hilton and the Sheraton, prompting AHA director James Grossman to send out a letter to let everyone know that he and his staff were working to remedy the problem.  Apparently the Sheraton told some conference-goers that they did not have any rooms available.  I also noticed a very long check-in line at the Hilton.  I hope Hotelgate 2015 was avoided.

Conference registration was fast and painless. I used the bar code on my mobile phone and had my badge within seconds.  Now all I need to do is fine a lanyard–my preferred method of wearing my badge.

This afternoon I attended a session entitled “Buying and Selling History: Some Perspectives on the Marketplace”  You can check out my tweets @johnfea1 and the tweets of other in attendance at #aha2015. I hope to do a post soon.

Before dinner I made a quick stop at the reception for bloggers and twitterstorians.  It was good to meet some of the readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home and some of the bloggers and tweeters that I read on a regular basis.

Stay tuned for most posts throughout the night.