SAFE was invited to attend the 34th annual Byzantine Studies Conference, where it presented its work.

Visitors from all over the United States gathered in New Jersey to discuss current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture also met SAFE’s Migdalia Tollens, who shared the knowledge of the effects of looting and the antiquities trade.

Guests to our exhibition were given information about the organization, the importance of protecting the world’s cultural heritage, and what they could do to help. Visitors to our table were also informed about the 2009 SAFE Beacon Award reception, ongoing SAFE tours, and past events.

The 34th annual Byzantine Studies Conference took place at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, and was hosted by Rutgers University and the Byzantine Studies Association of North America. Those interested in becoming SAFE members at the conference took advantage of our special BSC membership offer, and received a free SAFE T-shirt and select postcards. Our bright, red SAFE buttons were also distributed and worn with pride! We would like to thank the organizers of this conference for inviting us, and all who stopped by our table and showed support.