We are proud to have played a key role in the organization of the “Simposio Paracas-Nasca”, held in Ica, Peru on August 9-11, 2012. The symposium brought together researchers associated with five current international projects, previous projects active in the region and Peruvian universities. There were twelve lectures that brought new data to this forum, and the Museo Regional de Ica organized a special exhibit of ceramics from the Rubini Collection, whose study by Menzel, Rowe and Dawson (1964) first defined the Paracas-Nasca transition. In our final forum plans were laid for future regional symposia, to be organized by representatives of different projects and institutions.
Museo Regional de Ica conference room, with an exhibit of Rubini Collection ceramics emblematic of the Paracas-Nasca transition. Poster presentations were a vital part of the Symposium, and facilitated participation of four colleagues in Europe who were unable to be physically present. Internet broadcasting with a wireless connection was attempted for both talks and discussions, with intermittent success.