The 2016 RIMS conference closed with a special keynote from famed comedian and actor Martin Short. Accompanied by keyboardist Jeff Babko of Cleto and the Cletones, the house band on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Short entertained attendees with his one-man show, ending the conference on an upbeat note and with anticipation for next year’s conference.

Mary Roth, executive director of RIMS, and Julie Pemberton, president of the society, preceded Short on stage to wrap up the conference with some closing words and society updates.

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