NDSC Council Information and 2017 Director Recruitment

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Become a National Docent Symposium Council (NDSC) Regional Director or Director-at-Large

The Deadline to Apply is September 10, 2017! 

You can continue your symposium and docent experience by applying to be an NDSC director. The NDSC's mission is to support an ongoing forum for docent education and exchange of ideas through the biennial National Docent Symposium (NDS.) The NDS is organized by volunteer docents/guides for volunteer docents/guides and is held in the United States and Canada.

The primary responsibility of NDSC directors is to promote the NDSC and NDS in their designated geographic region in collaboration with the other director in that region. The NDSC meets annually to conduct business in conjunction with the symposium at the symposium site. In alternate years the NDSC meets at the site of the next symposium.

The annual NDSC business meeting, of like-minded docents/guides, is an enriching, invigorating and rewarding experience for people who enjoy dynamic leadership opportunities. The NDSC is composed of a diverse group of individuals whose unique perspectives naturally broaden each other's view of the docent/guide world. That diversity enriches the NDSC and ensures the continuing educational value of the NDS.

If you are interested in becoming a director in the future, please read the 2017 Director Information Sheet and 2017 NDSC Director Skills and Requirements.

To submit the 2017 NDSC Director Application, click this LINK 



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August 30th is the last day to register with a $50 US discount.

For the NDS 2017 Montreal Symposium
At www.nds2017.com (or click here)

Please consult our website and make your choice of the Breakout sessions, Off- site workshops and Pre-Symposium tours before beginning the registration process.

Rendez-vous à Montréal !



Dinners for non-registered accompanying persons

We are happy to announce that non- registered persons accompanying delegates will have the possibility of attending two of our evening dinners. However space is limited. Please see our website for details at www.nds2017.com


Social walk/run for NDS Symposium Delegates


The Sheraton Centre will host a special edition for the NDS guests in the morning (7:00am-8:00am) on October 12th and October 13th. See our website for details www.nds2017.com under What’s new.


La Balade Pour La Paix: An Open-Air Museum


A public art exhibition along one kilometre of Sherbrooke Street West created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
The route features 67 stations (30 sculptures and 42 photographs) by Canadian and international artists. It is lined with the flags of the close to 200 member countries of the United Nations, along with those of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
See www.375mtl.com/en


October 12 - 15, 2017
Almost Here!


Coming to Montreal? Find out what you need.

1.  Valid passport expiring more than 6 months after the travel date

2.  Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): exemptions include U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid Canadian visa and Canadian citizens.  Please refer to the Government of Canada site for more information www.cic.gc.ca