Eighth Circular

The Fourth Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China (STLS-2016) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, September 8–10 (Thursday–Saturday), 2016. This is the eighth circular announcing the preliminary program and serving as a reminder about upcoming deadlines.

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In this circular:
1. Program
2. Abstract Updates
3. Registration
4. Lodging
5. Travel and Tourism
6. Invitation Letters
7. Meals
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1. Program

A preliminary program is now available on the workshop website. This program is not finalized—there will certainly be at least some changes. If you are a presenter, please take a look to ensure that your presentation is scheduled, and that your name and talk title are correct. Please contact the organizers immediately if the scheduled time of your talk needs to be changed.

If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your speaking slot to a deserving scholar on the waiting list.

We plan to make the Welcome Reception (Thursday, September 8) and the Banquet (Friday, September 9) open to guests as well as workshop attendees. Information on signing up for the Reception and Banquet will be forthcoming in a future circular.

2. Abstract Updates

We will compile presentation abstracts into an abstract booklet for distribution at the workshop. If you are a presenter, please update your abstract by September 1 to include your name and affiliation. You can also update the content. Instructions for updating your abstract are on the registration page of the website.

3. Registration

Presenters who have already registered for the workshop have an asterisk (*) next to their name in the program. If you are planning to attend the workshop (whether presenting or not) and have not yet registered, please do so. Pre-registration is free and the deadline is August 15. The organizers would appreciate early registrations so that we can get an accurate count of the likely number of attendees. (After August 15, registration will only be available on site beginning September 8, and there may be a fee.)

If you are on the program but are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your speaking slot to a deserving scholar on the waiting list.

4. Lodging

The workshop has secured blocks of discounted rooms at two hotels. It is the responsibility of all workshop attendees to make their own arrangements for lodging.

If you need a hotel room, visit the lodging page of the website for instructions on making a reservation. August 7 is the final guaranteed date to make reservations. Some rooms may be released to the general public before that date, so please make your reservation as soon as you can. You might be able to make a reservation after August 7, but we can’t guarantee availability or discounted pricing.

Important: If you have already registered for the workshop and indicated a hotel preference on the registration form, you do not have a hotel reservation! You must follow the instructions to reserve a hotel room.

If you are a student and would like to stay with a University of Washington graduate student free of charge during the workshop, please contact the organizers. A very small number of spaces are available thanks to the generosity of our students.

5. Travel and Tourism

Information pages on Travel and Seattle have been added to the website. The Travel page provides information on flying into Seattle and getting to the hotels and workshop site from the airport. The Seattle page provides information on local attractions and activities.

6. Invitation Letters

Official invitation letters will be issued upon request. Please make your request through the registration form. (If you have previously made a request by email, you do not need to make a second request.)

7. Meals

We plan to provide breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks with snacks free of charge during all three days of the workshop. In addition, the Thursday evening Welcome Reception will be free. We do not yet know how much we will need to charge for the Banquet. Dinner will not be provided on Saturday, the last day of the workshop.

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Organizing Committee)
stls2016@uw.edu
http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016

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