By Anthony Chaney
The mission: to leave our old central Dallas neighborhood, with its feral cats and uneven sidewalks, and to travel into the spanking-new nether regions and reconnoiter the site for the October 2017 S-USIH Conference. What we expected: freeways, traffic, box stores, concrete. What we found: a comfortable and quiet new urbanist enclave offering a variety of spaces, indoors and out, for gathering, chatting, strolling, sitting and thinking, and catching a coffee, a drink, or a bite. We arrived on an early Friday afternoon and stayed till well into happy hour. The following photos follow don’t capture the lovely weather (very October-like), but let them serve as a preview of conference amenities this fall … and a reminder to get those proposals in.
Here’s ground zero for this year’s conference, the Dallas/Plano at Marriott Legacy Town Center. Our theme: “Histories of Memory, Memories of History.”
Across the street are several blocks of eateries and shops.Turkish, sushi, New American, Thai fusion, and more … all a short walk from the conference site. Continue reading