The 2013 NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium and Special Exhibition of Spectacular Clocks, Watches, and Sundials
by The Pre-Eminent Master
Thomas Tompion (1639–1713)

California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California

7-9 November 2013

Information Exchange

Studying the history of timekeeping, be it as a collector, an enthusiast, a restorer, or a scholar, is inherently a solitary activity. However, most of us can profit immensely from the knowledge, insights, and experience of others. The organizers of this Symposium believe all attending can learn and benefit from these informal, one-on-one interactions.

With that in mind, Friday evening has been reserved for a global horological networking opportunity for all Symposium registrants. This event will be held in the International Ballroom of the Hilton Pasadena from 7:30 pm to 11 pm, with beverages and nibbles provided. This is your opportunity to mingle with the other conference attendees,the speakers, and the representatives of the participating museums, horological societies, educational institutions, and sales rooms.

The various institutions providing services to the global horological community do play a vital role in keeping us all connected, be they not-for-profit, such as museums, or commercial enterprises, like the auction houses putting on horological sales. This is an opportunity to become acquainted with organizations and services with which we may be unfamiliar. These organizations have been invited to ‘present themselves’ through information booths in the reception hall. Thirty-six institutions from five different countries are expected to participate.

We hope you will use and enjoy this opportunity to the fullest: roam, inquire, network, ask questions, gather new information, and make new horological friends.


Fortunat Mueller-Maerki

Coordinator for the Reception and Horological Information Exchange