First BIO “Compleat Biographer” Conference Set for May in Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston will be the site for the first ever
Biographers International Organization (BIO) conference, on May 15, 2010.
daylong event, called the “Compleat Biographer,” will focus on the
aspects of the art and craft of biography.
Boston Biography Group will act as the formal host of the conference, but
others will handle registration and payment. Details regarding
hotels, meals, and other practicalities will become available later this
A number of biographers have already volunteered to conduct workshops and
on panels. The conference committee will issue a formal call for
conjunction with the conference, BIO will hold its first annual business
meeting, during which it will formally approve its bylaws, which were
provisionally approved, and install its officers. Originally the date of
conference had been tentatively set for May 23, but for space and
reasons the final date became May 15.
Further details on the conference will be posted on the new Biographers
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