The 2012 Meetings of the Georgia Political Science Association

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the 2012 Meetings of the Georgia Political Science Association. This is a conference that is very near and dear to me. It was the first one I attended, as a senior in undergrad. They listened to me stumble through my rather horrid paper on using social networking in the political science classroom, and remained encouraging. I have presented several times since, on everything from election administration to budgeting policy. This year though, I was there only as an attendee.

I got to Savannah early, so I kept driving a little further out to Tybee Island. I had been there over the summer, but some beach pictures are just better when the crowds are elsewhere.

I love piers. They are so peaceful, yet active at the same time. Even as I was being attacked by seagulls while I was taking this picture.

Yeah, this shot was impossible during the summer.

I had totally missed the lighthouse on my last visit. Not entirely sure how that happened.

I didn’t think about getting any pictures around the conference hotel or surrounding area, but it was in the Savannah Historic District, so you know it was amazing. Savannah is one of my favorite cities; has been since I was young and going with my father to conferences. If you ever get a chance to visit, do so. Stroll down the Riverwalk. Have lunch al fresco at one of the cafés at City Market.

The conference itself was all that I had hoped. There were election round tables  and public administration discussions, not to mention the American politics and political history papers. It was great to see everyone from around the state, and I was highly impressed at some of the undergraduate research. Can’t wait until next year.

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