It was also agreed that it was extremely unlikely, as Council had indicated in August, that the Association could avoid having a meeting in the South within the next decade and that, of all the southern venues, Atlanta provides the best facilities for the needs of our meeting.Here is the pertinent extract from the official ASA Council minutes.
I cannot believe this was how I was robbed of my chance to host a blogging-and-beignets party. The bar tab for that alone might have been $43,600. Nonetheless: ASA-NOLA 2010! The dream lives on!
BTW, ASA Council minutes also indicate that the cumulative losses of Contexts magazine through 2005 were $630,000.