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SUBJECTS OF TALKS PROPOSED TO BE PRESENTED SO FAR

Would you be interested in doing a short presentation (15-20 minutes)? Let us know and we'll add it. (As the date gets closer, we'll be in touch to coordinate talks. It's possible not all can be accommodated though there'll certainly be time and opportunity to 'spread the word' informally during the gathering.)

The talks will be chosen, scheduled and moderated by members of The Irish Contingent chaired by Joe O'Farrell.

NOTE: If you intend to give a talk and wish to include images here are some guidelines and suggestions:

1) For the Satuday sessions in Dublin and the Sunday sessions in Athy (which will not be as extensive), we will have both a Mac and a Windows laptop. We will project images in any of three formats: PowerPoint (Windows & Mac), Keynote (Mac) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (either Windows or Mac).
We will also have various "dongles" if you wish to bring your images on your laptop and use that. Our preference, however, is that you bring any images on a Thumbdrive.

To avoid glitches, ideally when you have your files completed send them on to Kevin Kenny who will be overseeing our A/V. He is at kennykevin@gmail.com Phone: +353 (89) 444 3727

As an example, I sent files to Kevin for my two talks (which I will only give if we have time left over) in the three formats noted above via WeTransfer, which I find easier to use than DropBox. Just go to its website: https://wetransfer.com/ It's free and you don't need to set up any account to use it (as I recall).
Kevin reported back that he had no problem receiving my files.
The advantage of this is that Kevin will have an opportunity to check out your files and make sure that everything works correctly.


ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY SPEAKER:
* = already registered.
• The bravery and heroism of the early Antarctic explorers compared with the great bravery and heroism of the 9/11 rescuers, recorded on the anniversary of 9/11.
Alternative: "I could spend 10 minutes talking about how my book…resulted in our audiobook being a finalist in the Voice Arts Awards: Best Audiobook-History Category. The award ceremony was at Warner Bros Studios in Hollywood and hosted by Sigourney Weaver. It might be inspiring to others in the audience with aspirations to write books."
Brad Borkan*

• The Importance of Being a Yacht.
Bob Burton*

• Possible talk on history of Enderby and Kemp Lands, from the time of first discovery to the present.
Drew Clarke*

• What did Roald Amundsen Learn from his First Expedition—in 1897-99—in Antarctica?
Olivier De Schrevel*

• Talk/presentation on Edward Bransfield and the 200th Anniversary monument and commemoration plans for January 2020.
Eugene Furlong or Jim Wilson or possibly Michael Smith

• My Antarctic interests and my work with school kids in New Zealand and the UK around the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.
Joanna Grochowicz*

• An Update on 'Ice Eagles' with a three-minute trailer.
Tom Henderson*

• The Falkland Islands Museum—Gateway to Antarctica.
Geraldine & Jim McAdam*

• Conor O'Brien—The First 'Irishman' in the Antarctic?
Jim McAdam*

• Rev. George Seaver—His Polar Friends and Penguins.
Jonathan Shackleton*

• Shackleton Family History in Ireland.
Jonathan Shackleton*

• Title TBD
Hilary Shibata*

• The Irish in the Antarctic.
Michael Smith*

• The Location of Amundsen's Tent.
Bill Spindler*

• On my informational & historical website southpolestation.com
Bill Spindler*

The Snowshovel and The Barrier Bull —two Byrd expedition publications.
Rob Stephenson*

• The Aurora Australis—an update on saleroom activitiy.
Rob Stephenson*

• Dustjackets on Antarctic titles since 1900.
Seamus Taaffe*

• J. Foster Stackhouse.
Seamus Taaffe*

ARRANGED BY SUBJECT:
Authors of or about recent books or works-in-progress:
• The bravery and heroism of the early Antarctic explorers compared with the great bravery and heroism of the 9/11 rescuers, recorded on the anniversary of 9/11.
Alternative: "I could spend 10 minutes talking about how my book…resulted in our audiobook being a finalist in the Voice Arts Awards: Best Audiobook-History Category. The award ceremony was at Warner Bros Studios in Hollywood and hosted by Sigourney Weaver. It might be inspiring to others in the audience with aspirations to write books."
Brad Borkan* (Author of When Your Life Depends On It).

• My Antarctic interests and my work with school kids in New Zealand and the UK around the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.
Joanna Grochowicz*

Otherwise book-related:
The Barrier Bull and The Snow Shovel—two Byrd expedition publications.
Rob Stephenson*

• The Aurora Australis—an update on saleroom activitiy.
Rob Stephenson*

• Dustjackets on Antarctic titles since 1900.
Seamus Taaffe*

History / Biography:
• The Importance of Being a Yacht.
Bob Burton*

• Possible talk on history of Enderby and Kemp Lands, from the time of first discovery to the present.
Drew Clarke*

• What did Roald Amundsen Learn from his First Expedition—in 1897-99—in Antarctica?
Olivier De Schrevel*

• Talk/presentation on Edward Bransfield and the 200th Anniversary monument and commemoration plans for January 2020.
Eugene Furlong or Jim Wilson or possibly Michael Smith

• An Update on 'Ice Eagles' with a three-minute trailer.
Tom Henderson*

• Conor O'Brien—The First 'Irishman' in the Antarctic?
Jim McAdam*

• J. Foster Stackhouse.
Seamus Taaffe*

• Rev. George Seaver—His Polar Friends and Penguins.
Jonathan Shackleton*

• Shackleton Family History in Ireland.
Jonathan Shackleton*

• The Irish in the Antarctic.
Michael Smith*

• The Location of Amundsen's Tent.
Bill Spindler*

Other:
• The Falkland Islands Museum—Gateway to Antarctica
Geraldine & Jim McAdam*

• On my informational & historical website southpolestation.com
Bill Spindler*





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