At the 2018 NRG Conference

An on-site report from HSPMS member, Clare Hess, who’s at the NRG Conference in Las Vegas this weekend.

Ship Modeler

The 2018 Nautical Research Guild Conference is in progress and I’ve been here manning a vendor table for Ages of Sail. I’m not thrilled with being in Las Vegas, just not my thing, but I’ve managed to get by. The event is being held at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino, and located on the second floor.

The event is lightly attended, but the those here seem to be enjoying the talks and workshop round tables. There are only two other vendors here besides Ages of Sail, so the table gets extra attention. Makes time pass more quickly.

Sherline lathe demonstration

Of course, at these events, there are always really nice models on display, and this year is no different.

This was just a sample of the models on display. There were more. The last two photos are, of course, my own Japanese boat models, which I brought since I…

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NRG Conference This Week

The 2018 Nautical Research Guild Conference is about to take place, running from October 25 through the 28th at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a first for the NRG, which usually holds the conference in a place of nautical attraction of some type. This year, an attempt was made to hold the conference some place where hotel costs can be kept a little cheaper and flights in and out are cheaper and easier to get. Not everyone is fond of the location, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

The format of the conference will be the same as usual with local sightseeing tours scheduled for Thursday, and roundtables and seminars scheduled for Friday and Saturday. There is also the membership meeting Saturday afternoon and a banquet dinner later that evening.

A few vendors are scheduled to be in attendance, including our own local Ages of Sail. They include conference regulars BlueJacket Shipcrafters and Train Troll.

We’re getting down to the wire for pre-registration, but you can always register at the door.  For more conference details, visit: https://www.thenrg.org/nrg-2018-conference.php

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