June 20-24 at Bays Mountain, Kingsport, Tennessee
Those interested in presenting a workshop or panel discussion should submit proposals through the form https://forms.gle/xnMSmZ876Wmi1dQL8 by February 1st. Workshops and Panel Discussions will take place on Friday, June 23rd, 9:45a-11:45a. The two categories for either a 45-minute or a 2-hour session are
A “workshop” helps delegates create something physical or conceptual that may benefit them at their home facility. All workshops should be interactive and experiential (not sales presentation).
A “panel discussion” is a guided discussion that focuses on a particular topic or theme that not only involves an expert panel, but also audience members, to establish a dialog that fosters both knowledge and insight for all participants.
2022 August 22–27 PPA & WAC joined the SEPA Conference at U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Home of Space Camp®, David Weigel, Planetarium Director. This conference was live and in person, with dome time in the Rocket Center’s INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Conference meetings took place at the Huntsville Marriott, on the Rocket Center’s campus. The INTUITIVE Planetarium (67' in diameter with 248 seats), perhaps the newest dome in SEPA, opened in February 2019 after converting its former IMAX™ Theater. It has 5 Christie 4k RGB laser projectors running on Digistar 7, enabling the immersive visualizations created in house. Attendees experienced “Music of the Spheres,” a collaboration with internationally recognized violinist Itamar Zorman performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugene Ysaye, Philip Glass, Missy Mazzoli, and Claude Debussy set to visualizations created by the INTUITIVE Planetarium team. The closing banquet was an exquisite dining experience under the National Historic Landmark Saturn V moon rocket in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Following the farewell breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 27, attendees could take part in a one-day Space Camp experience that includes a simulated space mission, engineering challenges, astronaut simulators, and team building on our Leadership Reaction course. Learn more at www.sepadomes.org/2022-sepa-conference-huntsville-al/.
Krista Testin, host of the 2019 WAC in Omaha,
with Alan Gould, PPA Secretary.