7 responses to 2016 Amish Conference: Watch 3 Talks Live Here
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    Emily
    Comment on Hooray! (June 9th, 2016 at 12:24)

    Hooray!

    Thanks so much for letting us know about the livestream. I was all signed up to go and then had to cancel; I’m excited to be able to see these parts of the conference. I hope everyone who’s attending has a wonderful time.

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    Loretta
    Comment on Thank you (June 10th, 2016 at 08:19)

    Thank you

    Thank you for all that you do. After a trip to Lancaster in May I read about this conference and was wishing I could have attended. Living so far away, it’s just not possible.

    How far in advance do they schedule these, Erik?

    • Hi Loretta, they plan them out about a year or two in advance, in order to put out a call for papers, etc. and so they can gather the presenters. The last one was three years ago in 2013 (main theme: Amish tech, though it covered many topics), and 2011 (on forgiveness following Nickel Mines). I don’t know the plans for the next one, but the pattern at least lately has been every 2-3 years.

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    Karen Johnson-Weiner's talk on Amish Women

    Just watched Karen’s talk, I enjoyed it. Too bad there was not more time for Q and A, but the questions we got were pretty good.

    I recognized a couple of photos, she had shared the potato chips photo, and also the Swartzentruber stove with the dog (one of my favorites) here with us previously 🙂 Also liked the quotes from the Amish woman in 1903.

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    Sheila Munro
    Comment on papers? (June 10th, 2016 at 13:24)

    papers?

    As I couldn’t watch the talks live, (time difference between UK and US may things tricky!) is there a site I could visit to read the papers?

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    Ferris Watson
    Comment on Cell Phones (June 10th, 2016 at 16:06)

    Cell Phones

    Donal Kraybill talk will be of interest. Especially the use of Cell phones with in the Swartzentruber Amish.
    I have observed the past few years there has been a push back of Swartzentruber Amish in Central Wis, the reluctance of even holding a Cell phone. Many have ask to turn on the speaker so they could talk and not have physical contact with the Cell Phone.
    There are other so called push backs to regain their lost ways.

    You can be assured that Donald Kraybill words and books are on many a mind of Swartzentruber Amish.

    Worms in the Amish Software: Coping with Risk in a Cyber World
    Donald Kraybill

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