Our first NASS conference was held in Washington, D.C. with a small group of about a two dozen people meeting at The Smithsonian Institution on the mall. The group one common interest: sundials. During the conference, the group was able to visit a special display of dials and rare books on dialing in the Smithsonian collection. Papers equinoctial clocks, analemmatic sundials and digital sundials were presented. George McDowell organized a sundial tour of “Twelve Sundials of Washington” that included dials at the National Cathedral, Eastern High School, and an enigmatic sundial at Tudor Place.