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.