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VASS Annual Conference

December 7th, 2018

The Equinox Hotel and Spa, Manchester, Vermont

REGISTRATION STARTS at 7:15 with a start time of 8:00 am

Rooms available for Thursday and Friday for a discount.

Call the hotel at 802-362-4700 to reserve your room before they sell out.

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As part of a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council around "Democracy and the Informed Citizen," VASS is proud to host Montpelier native and renowned journalist Garrett Graff as this year's keynote speaker.

Garrett Graff

Garrett M. Graff, a distinguished magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

He’s written for publications from WIRED and Esquire to Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the New York Times, and served as the editor of two of Washington’s most prestigious magazines, Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, which he helped lead to its first National Magazine Award, the industry’s highest honor. Today, he serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program.

Graff is the author of multiple books, including The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House, which examined the role of technology in the 2008 presidential race, and The Threat Matrix: The FBI At War, which traces the modern history of the FBI. His e-book, “Angel is Airborne: JFK’s Final Flight From Dallas,” tells the dramatic story of the Air Force One flight back from Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, following the assassination of President Kennedy, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for National Reporting, the highest award given to journalists under 35.

His most recent book, Raven Rock, explores the history of the government’s Cold War Doomsday plans; it was called “spry and sobering” and a “frightening eye-opener” by Kirkus Reviews. He’s currently writing an oral history of September 11th, based on his POLITICO Magazine article, “We’re The Only Plane in the Sky.”

Learn more about Garrett here