Evening Reception: July 31

INANE 2019 has planned a special evening event for conference participants and their guests: 

An Evening at the National Automobile Museum

This event will include private tours of the museum with docents, appetizers, and cocktails

The National Automobile Museum is just across the street from the Reno Renaissance Hotel. For INANE 2019 attendees and their guests, we have arranged a private evening at the museum on Wednesday, July 31st, beginning at 5:30 pm.

The National Automobile Museum has a stunning display of over 200 antique, vintage, classic, and special interest vehicles, displayed in a dynamic, contemporary location. You will have the chance to “travel through time” to see Horseless Carriages (one of the finest collections in the world), race cars, cars that starred in movies, cars that belonged to movie stars, antique fire engines, and more. The majority of the cars in the collection come from the estate of the late Bill Harrah, gaming pioneer and automobile enthusiast–or as they say in the video below, “the Jay Leno of his time.”

For our party, INANE attendees and guests can enter the museum starting at 5:30 pm. There will be private docents to help people tour the museum, explain exhibits, and answer questions. In Gallery 4 there will be beverages (beer, wine, well drinks, soft drinks) and passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres. We will have up to three hours to visit and tour the museum, enjoy drinks and appetizers, and network with friends and colleagues.

Cost for this special event is $78/person. Guests are welcome!

This will be a fun as well as an educational evening! The map above shows the layout of the museum and the video below gives you a glimpse of what you will see!

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event for INANE 2019!


Opening Gala Speaker: Carolyn Dufurrena

We are very excited to introduce the speaker for our Opening Gala at INANE 2019: Carolyn Dufurrena!

Carolyn Dufurrena came west several decades ago to live life in the Nevada desert. She is the author of a recent book of poems called Quiet, Except for the Wind and is a regular contributor to RANGE Magazine. She was lead writer for C.J Hadley’s Cowboys and Critters: Symbiosis in the American West (2017) and has contributed to several other books, including Brushstrokes and Balladeers: Painters and Poets of the American West, which received a 2014 Wrangler Award.

She is a regular performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and pops up at various other venues around the West to share poems and stories. She also is part of the Nevada Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities, where she conducts poetry, writing and short film workshops. She is a member of the Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees.

She and her husband Tim work and live on the Quinn River Ranch in the Nevada desert, where they raise cattle, alfalfa, and registered American Quarter Horses.

Carolyn is excited to join us and share stories, some poetry, and maybe even a few short film clips of her life in the Nevada desert. Remember, the Opening Gala with our special speaker is included in your INANE registration. If you haven’t registered yet–what are you waiting for? It’s going to be a great conference!

Here’s a link to the registration form.

You can register at guest to join you for the afternoon excursion (Virginia City or Carson City) as well as the Opening Gala. Cost: $95

If you have already registered and want to add a guest now, please use this link.

Questions? Click here to send a comment to the planning committee directly.



Fun Tours to Kick Off INANE 2019

As has become our custom, we have made arrangements for a choice of one of two area tours on the first day of INANE 2019 – Tuesday July 30th – included in your registration! You can also include a guest (for a modest fee). Here is information on each of them to help you make a selection!

Virginia City VA City

Guests will be transported from Reno to beautiful Virginia City. Our Convention Activities guide will narrate and point out interesting sights along the way. Established in 1859, Virginia City became the richest mining town in the world. San Francisco was built from the mines of the Comstock and the Civil War was partially financed from the gold and silver discovered beneath the city. Today’s Virginia City is remarkably the same as it was during its heyday with wooden sidewalks, restored mansions, “Old West” saloons, the Piper Opera House, and mine tours. Mark Twain began his illustrious writing career at Virginia City’s own “Territorial Enterprise.” Your guests can visit his, as well as numerous other museums, shops, mansions and churches in this richly historic town during their visit. For INANE 2019, we will have custom buses leaving directly from the Reno Renaissance and returning to the hotel after visiting Virginia City. This is a mostly unstructured visit to Virginia City with time to ride the trolley that meanders through town (20 minutes), visit shops and museums, or even have a quick lunch or ice cream sundae. If you want to see a little bit of the old west, this is the tour for you!

Carson City Capitol

For this tour, we will leave the Reno Renaissance Hotel by motor coach and travel to the capital of Nevada, Carson City–about 30 miles south. This tour includes a bus tour of Carson City and time to visit the Nevada State Museum. We will have the opportunity to see the beautiful Capitol Building Grounds, the Capitol Building’s dome, the Supreme Court and Legislative Buildings. We will have a narrated tour of interesting and cultural sites in the Carson City area. The tour will follow the Blue Line Trail and the Kit Carson Trail through Carson City’s historic district. Along the route are 1800s Victorian era homes, museums and churches. More than 60 landmarks are featured,  telling the story of the capital city’s history–all of this in a comfortable, narrated tour taken primarily by bus (this is not a walking tour, except for the visit to the Nevada State Museum).

NOTE: Both tours will leave from and return to the Reno Renaissance Hotel. Each tour is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours long (including travel time); everyone will return in plenty of time for the Opening Gala and speaker. Exact times for departures from the hotel will be determined when we have the number of participants for each tour, although the planned time is 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Lunch is not included as part of the trip. The Virginia City tour will involve more walking than the trip to Carson City.


Registration now open!

We have been busy as can be organizing yet another fabulous INANE conference!  We will have our typical program on Tuesday July 30th through Thursday August 1st, plus an optional pre-conference day on July 29th, featuring a new E3 – “Extreme Education for Editors.” Details about this exciting new program will be forthcoming!  The INANE 2019 conference will feature:

  • A choice of a tour to either Virginia City or Carson City on Tuesday afternoon,
  • Opening reception onTuesday evening, with an overview of the many attractions in and around Reno and an exciting Gala speaker.
  • Plenary speakers on Wednesday and Thursday, addressing topics from the latest information related to the evolving digital environment, challenges of technology and nursing roles in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • A host of breakout sessions showcasing our own INANE colleagues.
  • COPE Forum on Thursday afternoon, to close the conference.

As of today, you can access all of the following:

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On behalf of the planning committee, we look forward to welcoming you to INANE 2019 in Reno!

INANE 2019 Planning Committee:

Peggy Chinn, Leslie Nicoll, Julie Snethen, Francie Likis, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Kathy Gould, Chris Vourakis, Fiona Timmins, Dorothy Dunn