Editor’s note: From today, Tuesday, July 17- Monday, July 23, full recordings of the 2018 New York conference will be on sale! The discount for members for both days of the conference will be $99 and for non-members, $125 for Saturday only, marked down from $249 to $299, respectively. So if you were unable to attend and want to catch up on the latest trends in all aspects of writing, now’s the time to seize the deal! (The sale does not include the individual sessions, which remain at $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.) And if you did go, you’ll again have access to all the great information from #ASJANY18. Read on to learn more.
ASJA member Leslie Lang, who resides in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, can’t always make it to the conference. But every year she purchases the recordings. “I always buy the full conference set and I listen to them all, some more than once,” she says. “I listen to them like I listen to podcasts—when I’m driving, running errands, folding laundry or can’t fall asleep.”
Accessing the content may be a different story…at least it had been in the past. Occasionally members have been confronted with challenges when trying to locate and download the MP3 recordings. The ASJA Learning Center, an online portal from which to access content from conferences stretching back to 2010, has been updated and thanks to some recent fine-tuning, is easy to navigate.
There was more than one way to skin this cat. (Two pairs of accusing feline eyes are now staring at me. Punishment to come.) First my ten-year-old computer and then my much newer smartphone served as unofficial guinea pigs. I found that it worked the same across all devices. Below are some basic instructions; feel free to contact the technical support team at (972) 910-6899 from Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET or email them at email@example.com with problems or questions.
How to Purchase Content
Click here for a list of the sessions that were recorded at this conference. Scroll down to browse this list and click on the session you wish to purchase. Click on the “Purchase” button once you are on that page and follow the necessary steps to process your credit card purchase. If you do not have an account, click here to create one.
How to Download Content
You must be logged into your account to download any conference recordings. Click here to log in.
Full Conference Download
Members Click here to download the full conference package.
Nonmembers Click here to download the full Saturday conference package.
Click here to see all the individual sessions your account has access to. Or you can scroll through the list further down to click on the individual session(s) you have access to and download that session.
There may be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to individualizing your listen, but once it’s downloaded you can stop, start, fast-forward and so forth at your leisure. As I was listening, I found myself wanting to take notes on any available surface, so it’s probably a good idea to have pen and paper handy (or stylus in the case of my Galaxy Note).
What a great alternative to playing “Cookie Jam” on my phone and/or watching reruns of “Midsomer Murders,” both of which I have spent way too much time doing this summer. Plus, I’m learning and growing professionally and getting the best, most updated advice and expertise.
Leslie keeps the recordings in her Dropbox account, so she can easily click into a session from whatever device she’s using. “Right now I’m listening to Sree on how to really use social media to further your writing career,” she says. “I learn a lot from listening and always get a lot of great ideas.”