The magic dust continues to settle from our wonderful week at Indiana University. Here's what one of our members said after the 2019 convention: "I am continuously mentioning the aura of the ISB to colleagues involved in other musical conferences, conventions, and organizations. The time, love, money, and sweat that so many people contribute to the cause is in such contrast to other organizations I've visited, groups that seem to foster a "what can I get out of this?" mentality instead of the ever-present "How can I help?" that is in the air with everything the ISB touches. Truly outward in every respect!" Our gratitude goes out to the Jacobs School of Music for its generous support, and our site hosts Kurt Muroki and Jeff Turner and the IU Bass Club for the warmest of welcomes.
The ISB is proud to announce that we've received an invitation to hold our next convention at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 7-12, 2021. It's going to be another amazing week of performances, presentations and exhibits.
Regularly listed among the Top 50 Happiest Cities in the U.S., Lincoln is the vibrant capital of Nebraska with a population of over 280,000. This welcoming, arts-friendly city boasts museums, art galleries, theaters and concert venues, from the iconic Zoo Bar, bringing blues to downtown Lincoln since the early 1970s, to the Lied Center, pictured below, for the Performing Arts, presenting major symphonies and Broadway shows. The downtown UNL campus is a short walking distance to a half-dozen hotels and over 100 restaurants featuring dozens of international cuisines. If you want to get out-and-about, Lincoln has 150 miles of bike trails and a city bike rental system with stands near most hotels.
Watch your email inbox and the ISB website for more information!
Lincoln Airport offers jet service on Delta and United. These are regional jets but will accommodate a bass. Omaha's Epply Airport is less than an hour away and services all major airlines including Southwest. The Oma-Link Shuttle service will take you from the airport to hotel.
Lincoln is a day's drive from:
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We're inviting all ISB members to submit a proposal to be a presenter at the ISB 2021 Convention. Click here and read the submission guidelines carefully. Then click on the link at the bottom of the page to fill out the online application. If you're not already logged in as a member, you'll be prompted to enter your user name (the email address you have on file in your membership profile) and password. If you haven't established a password or have forgotten your password, follow the instructions to either retrieve or establish a new password. The deadline to submit is Monday, June 1, 2020, but the sooner you send us your ideas the better! Questions? Email .