District Eight AALAS

2020 D8 Meeting Cancelled
Due to Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

  • We’ve been diligently watching the COVID-19 situation as it impacts travel, gatherings, etc.. and as of today California has banned gatherings of 250+ people.
  • We will not be holding the 2020 D8 Meeting on April 9-10.
  • We are currently working out the details and once there is a plan in place we will be in touch with the district..
  • Please be patient while we figure out the details.
  • We will communicate next steps with everyone as we receive them. 

The D8 Council was created so all branches within the district would have an equal voice and access to resources available to all branches including:

  • a continuity for how a D8 is run by creating a history for what works and what doesn’t from year to year;
  • a Speakers bureau pooling expertise of all branches and vendors;
  • greater communication between branches within the district;
  • study groups for certification preparation prior to a directed training session at D8
  • establishing scholarships or a site for scholarship information to be readily available
  • resource for information on how to write a paper, poster, or reference

Our Mission

  • To allow the branches to come together and hold an educational and informative meeting for technicians and others
  • To hold a cost effective meeting full of shareable knowledge that can be taken back to home facilities
  • To pass along new techniques presented in papers, posters, workshops and tours

The D8 Council benefits us all by:

  • increasing communication through use of a listserv and website;
  • creating a speakers bureau from the larger pool of expertise that 11 branches collectively hold;
  • increasing the number of attendees by standardizing the setting of the D8 meeting and reducing the cost of attending
  • make use of the readily available vendor resource of expertise increasing vendor satisfaction and visibility...dedicated vendor time

P.O. Box 210101, Tucson, AZ 85721-0101

d8aalas@gmail.com

Telephone: (520)621-3931