On February 16 and 17, 2003, a most snowy Presidents' Day weekend, Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson and David Eisenhower, Director of the School's Institute for Public Service, participated in a two-day National Presidential Tapes Conference at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. The conference focused on the history of presidential taping systems and their impact on each president's leadership and legacy.
Dean Jamieson moderated several panel discussions including a debate on the attributes of using recordings vs. transcripts. She also moderated a discussion between Lynda Johnson Robb and David Eisenhower on the impact of recording practices on presidential families. The program was carried live on CSPAN 1.