February 6, 2014 – The American Numismatic Association’s 46th Annual Summer Seminar will be held on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, adjacent to the ANA headquarters. After evaluating member feedback, the ANA has decided to implement a number of changes concerning the funding and organization of the event.
Making the program financially sound and accessible to all members
Members have asked the organizers to safeguard the program for future generations by ensuring it is financially self-sufficient. At the same time, they were interested in keeping it affordable and accessible to all members regardless of age or financial resources. The ANA’s response is two-fold. To reach financial self-sufficiency, the schedule has been streamlined to reduce expenses and registration fees have been adjusted to cover seminar costs. To make the seminar accessible to more members the Robert Lecce Advanced Scholarship program has been created. Scholarships are merit-based but they also take financial resources into account. This means that seminar donations will fund scholarships and financial assistance instead of being used to cover seminar expenses.
Bringing back the Denver Mint Tour
When the U.S. Mint in Denver adopted a 4-day work week, the Summer Seminar could no longer offer the Friday tour to the Mint. Due to the new streamlined schedule the Denver Mint tour is included in the program once again.
Getting participants home before July 4th
Many years ago, when the Summer Seminar expanded its sessions, the program dates began crossing over the July 4th holiday. With the streamlined seminar schedule, Session 2 participants will now depart on July 3rd.
If you are interested in participating in the Summer Seminar, please visit the ANA’s website.