Council of Geographic Names Authorities
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The 2019 Council of Geographic Names Conference

Baton Rouge, LA

Tentative PROGRAM

 

Monday, August 5th

Registration & Opening Reception

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel

  • 11:00—6:00 p.m. Registration & Packet pick up: Creole Room 
  • 6:00—8:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception: Riverboat Room

Tuesday, August 6th

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel, Cypress 1 Room

  • 8:00 a.m.  Registration & Packet pick up

  • 8:30—9:00 a.m.  Housekeeping announcements, opening remarks

  • 9:00—10:00 a.m. COGNA Business Meeting

  • 10:00—10:30 a.m. Break

  • 10:30 a.m.—Noon:  State Reports

  • 12:00—1:30 p.m. Lunch break

  • 1:30—3:00 p.m. Meet Louisiana Geographic Names Committee? Or panel and presentations on Louisiana topics

  • 3:00—3:30 p.m. Break

  • 3:30—4:00 p.m. Presentation or Panel Louisiana topic or continue of the State Reports

  • 4:00—4:30 p.m. Presentation or Panel Louisiana topic or continue of the State Reports

  • 4:30—5:00 p.m. Presentation or Panel Louisiana topic or continue of the State Reports

 

 

Wednesday, August 7th

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel, Cypress 1 Room

  • 8:30 a.m.  Registration & Packet pick up

  • 8:30—10:00 a.m. U.S. BGN Staff Reports

  • 10:00—10:30 a.m. Break

  • 10:30 a.m. —Noon U.S. BGN Cases

  • 12:00—1:30 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30--3:00 p.m. State/Federal Roundtable:

  • 3:00—3:30 p.m. Break

  • 3:30—4:00 p.m. U.S. Board on Geographic Names procedures: Jenny Runyon

  • 4:00—4:30 p.m. The role of State Names Authorities; How State Name Authorities Work on Name Issues: Bruce Fisher, Christine Johnson, Dan White

 

  • 4:30—5:00 p.m. A Step-by-Step Walkthrough of Problematic Cases with Typical Policies Highlighted: An Open Forum; leaders, Jenny Runyon & Wayne Furr

 

 

Thursday, August 8th

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Hotel, Cypress 1 Room

Papers and Discussions on General Interest Topics

     8:30—9:00 a.m. Presentation or Panel

    9:00—9:30 a.m.  Presentation or Panel

    9:30—10:00 a.m. Presentation or Panel

    10:00—10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Presentation or Panel

    11:00—11:30 a.m. Presentation or Panel

    11:30—12:00 noon Presentation or Panel

    12:00—1:30 p.m. Lunch break

    1:30—3:00 p.m. Presentation or Panel

    3:00—3:30 p.m. Break

    3:30—4:00 Conference Wrap-up

    4:00—5:30 p.m. Executive Committee meeting: Everyone else On your own!

    6:00—9:00 p.m. Dinner Reception with Keynote Speaker Richard E. Condrey

 


 

·               Friday, August 9, 2019

                                                   Toponymic Field Workshop                

7:30 am

Check in at Crowne Plaza begins. The bus will depart promptly at 8:00 am

8:00 am

Depart Crowne Plaza, heading north. Brief history of the area around city park lacks, Old School for the Deaf, Downtown Baton Rouge Area as we travel to Southern University.

8:40 am

Arrive at SU on Scott’s Bluff the point of Baton Rouge’s Beginning. Have a discussion of the reason for the naming of Baton Rouge, as well as it’s history and a brief history of SU one of the noted HBCU.

9:10 am

Re-board the bus for the New State Capitol. Tour the capitol and learn its history, as well as visit the top of the capitol to get a look at the entire area, and visit the gift shop.

10:45 am

Re-board the bus and travel to the Old State Capitol. Watch a brief film on the “Ghost of the Mansion” as well as tour the Old State Capitol. Determine why it sits where it does in Baton Rouge.

11:50 am

Re-board the bus for the West Bank of the Mississippi River.

12:30 pm

Stop at Louisiana Bayou Bistro – A Restaurant in Brusly, LA for lunch. This restaurant features a buffet, seafood, steak, Po’boys, and a variety of other foods.

1:45 pm

Visit Nottaway Plantation, in White Castle, LA. Tour the house and visit the gift shop. This is a plantation home on the West Bank that is known for its beauty and circular stair cases on the front of the house.

3:00 pm

Re-board the bus for the Plaquemine Locks. Stop at the locks and view the area.

~4:00 pm

Re-board the bus for the Crowne Plaza Hotel

~5:30 pm

Arrive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

 


Reserving a hotel room

A room block has been arranged for COGNA.  Reservations can be made starting now!  The contracted rates will be available three (3) days pre and post-meeting dates.  Reservations can be made by calling (800) 678-4065 or on the hotel's website www.crowneplaza.com/execcenterbtr.  Be sure to mention the Council of Geographic Names Authorities (COGNA) annual seminar.  Please note that the cut off date to reserve a room is July 15.

The hotel has an airport shuttle service that is discounted at $8.00 each way.


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