Gearing Up for the Scholars' Conferences
Every year around this time, the entire Accordance team is busy gearing up to exhibit at the annual meetings of the Evengelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), both of which take place in the week before Thanksgiving. We time new releases of Accordance, new module releases, and more to coincide with these major shows, and Accordance users who attend these conferences often make an annual pilgrimage to the Accordance booth to purchase all the latest and greatest. They also drag their colleagues and students to the booth with the words, "You've got to see this!" Consequently, the Accordance booth is always a bustling center of activity.
Since I joined the company in 1995, I have participated in every SBL except one. I missed 1996 because my son, Caleb, was due to be born. While I miss being away from my family, these shows are always an exciting experience. In the coming weeks, I'll try to give you a series of brief glimpses into what it's like to exhibit there. That is, when I'm not beta-testing new program updates and doing final checks of new Accordance modules.