The Daguerreian Society's annual symposium and 19th-century photo fair will be held November 5–8, 2015 at the Hilton in Pasadena, CA. Early bird rates (made by Oct. 1) for the symposium are $215 for members; regular member registration after Oct.1 is $235; and non-member registration is $275. Details can be found on the Daguerreian Society's website at: http://daguerre.org/symposia/symposium2015.php. For a registration form click here: http://daguerre.org/symposia/registration2015.pdf.
This is a great opportunity to learn about 19th-century photography and engage with fellow collectors, dealers and curators. It's also an opportunity to buy some great images either at the Saturday photography tabletop show or during the silent and live auctions after Saturday night's banquet.
The program starts with a day trip planned on Thursday to the J. Paul Getty Museum to see a new show on daguerreotypes, culminating with an opening reception on Thursday evening.
Friday will have a full day of top presentations on various 19th-century photography areas. The complete program for the Symposium will be available shortly.
On Saturday there will be an extensive photography fair from 10 am-4 pm. As one member put it, it will be the largest number of daguerreotypes to hit California since the Gold Rush. Thousands of 19th-century images will be on display and for sale. You do not have to be a member or a Symposium registrant to get into the photography fair, just $10, which you can pay at the entrance.
A cocktail party with cash bar and dinner are scheduled for the evening, with an extensive auction of photography items (both in the silent and live auctions) to follow.
Sunday is a free day to take advantage of the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
Monday, Nov 9, participants are welcome at the Huntington Library & Gardens, which they can visit on their own. This facility comprises over 120 acre.
The special group rate is only available until October 5, 2015. You can book this special rate for the symposium here: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PASPHHF-TDSS-20151103/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
The Hilton Pasadena is 20 minutes from Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR) and 45 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Known as the ‘City of Roses,’ Pasadena is also home to the Rose Bowl Game and the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The Hilton is situated close to many popular Los Angeles and Southern California attractions such as Rose Bowl Stadium, Old Town Pasadena, and California Institute of Technology. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to sites within a two–mile radius.
To become a member of the Society, you should go here: http://daguerre.org/join.php.