I wanted to give you all a heads up about this mini-conference in at the Smithsonian for PhD students who are thinking more broadly about employment outside of Academia. I've been told registration is $25, and they will feed us. If anyone is interested in carpooling, let me know. “Connecting Your Past and Future: Charting a Career in History” * How can you find a career which draws on your skills and interests? Join us on Friday, October 30, 2015 for an all-day workshop focusing on practical advice which will help you to find a satisfying career in or outside the academy. * Where: National Museum of American History, Washington DC * When: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm * Please join us afterward for a Happy Hour with museum staff and historians who work in a range of different professions across the DC area at 4:00 pm! * Sponsored by NCPH, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Smithsonian Institution. * A schedule of the day can be found here<http://ncph.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/Connecting-Past-and-Future.pdf>. For further information, contact Alexandra Lord at lorda[at]si[dot]edu or (202) 633-0885<tel:%28202%29%20633-0885>. * Registration is now open at: http://bit.ly/DCminicon15. Register by October 27.