Philly2009 conference news #general


David Mink
 

The Philly2009 conference team is pleased to share the following
updates and reminders with you:

You can now download a PDF file (in grid format) showing the schedule
of the conference program. Please note that the schedule is subject to
change. However, this file will help you start planning which of the
many wonderful presentations you will want to attend. To find, and
print-out, this schedule, go to the conference web-site
www.Philly2009.org Click on the Program button on the left. At the
top of the first Program page you will see the sentence: "To download
and print a matrix version of this program in PDF format, please click
HERE." Click and it will be available for you.

We have added a new section to the website called Where to Eat. You
will find that button down at the very bottom of the left hand side of
the conference home page. Click on that button to find a list
Restaurants that are quick and close to the conference hotel, 1-2
blocks away, 3-5 blocks distance, highly recommended and kosher. There
is also a category of markets, prepared food and takeout.

Registration desk hours at the conference are now set: Saturday,
August 1, (9:01 PM - 11:00 PM) at the Conference Registration Desk at
the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. On-site registration will
resume at 7:00 am on Sunday, August 2. Registration will be open from
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily except on Friday, August 7, when it will be
open >from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. If you have already registered on-line,
you can pick up your registration materials during those hours.
On-site registration will take place during those
same hours.

Please remember that computer workshops during the week, and the two
special workshops on Friday morning, require a fee and are limited in
attendence. To make sure that you can participate in them, you are
advised to sign up as soon as possible. If you have already
registered, go to Registration Update and log-in using your log-in and
password information received in your registration confirmation
e-mail. If you have not yet registered, please go through the
registration process and add those optional fee based items that you
want to attend.

Also, don't forget to check out the SIG luncheons. And, we encourage
everyone to attend the Welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the
Banquet on Thursday. The Welcome dinner is a perfect place to begin
the week - meet new people and start networking. The Banquet is a
great way to spend the last evening of the conference - celebrate the
IAJGS Achievement Award winners and enjoy a great entertainer (to be
announced shortly).

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly!
Co-Chairs:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
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