Eleventh Circular

This is the eleventh STLS-2016 circular with important last-minute information about the workshop.

In this circular:
1. How to find the workshop site (plan to arrive at 8:00 for registration and breakfast)
2. From the airport to your hotel
3. Important information for presenters
4. Food
5. Weather
6. Additional Notes

1. How to find the workshop site

The workshop will be held at the University of Washington Club (also called “UW Club” or “Faculty Club”) on the campus of the University of Washington. We meet downstairs in the Yukon Pacific Room.

Please download maps and directions (in English and Chinese) showing you how to walk from the hotels to the UW Club:

On Thursday, please plan to leave your hotel at 7:30am in order to arrive at the UW Club around 8:00am. This will give you enough time to check in at the registration desk and eat breakfast before the Welcoming Remarks at 8:45am.

Zev Handel’s mobile phone number is +1 (206) 954-4712. Please text or call if you encounter any difficulties as you arrive in Seattle and prepare for the workshop.

2. From the airport

Please see the page http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/travel/ for instructions (in English and Chinese) for getting from the airport to your hotel.

We have a few graduate student volunteers who may be able to assist you with airport pick-ups. We are sorry that we have limited resources and cannot meet everyone at the airport, so we hope that you can find your own way without difficulty. However, if you think you will need help, please contact us at stls2016@uw.edu and we will do our best to try to arrange to assist you.

3. Information for presenters

a. Presentation computers

We will have a digital projector at the workshop site. You are welcome to make your presentation from your own laptop computer. We will also have two computers available, one Mac and one PC. We will also provide a remote control for slideshows.

If you want to use one of our laptops, please email us your presentation file in advance so we can have it ready for presentation. And let us know if you prefer to use a Mac or a PC.

b. Handouts

If you have a handout, please prepare 50 copies. If you wish to send us a file of your handout in advance (pdf format), we will be happy to photocopy the handouts for you.

c. Program

The program has been updated several times since it was originally posted. Please check the latest version at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016/program/ and let us know if there are any problems.

d. Dress

Seattle is a casual city and we will promote a casual and collegial atmosphere at the workshop. Please dress however you feel most comfortable. There is also no need to dress up fancy for the banquet, though you are of course free to do so if you wish.

4. Food

A reminder that all registered participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks during all three days of the workshop. There is a cocktail reception on Thursday evening (with appetizers) and a banquet dinner on Friday evening. All of this is provided without charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

We have accommodated all requests for special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) at all meals. If during the workshop you have any questions about which foods meet your dietary needs, don’t hesitate to ask!

5. Weather

Autumn weather in Seattle is variable. The weather is not easily predicted, so any forecasts you look at now may turn out to be inaccurate. You can expect daytime temperatures to be in the range 18-22 (65-72 Fahrenheit) and nighttime lows may get down to 10 (50 Fahrenheit). It is a good idea to carry a sweater and/or jacket with you, so that you can add and remove layers as the temperature varies throughout the day.

Rain is possible during your visit. Rain in Seattle is usually light and transitory, so a hat or small umbrella should be sufficient.

6. Additional Notes

As you prepare to leave for Seattle, let us know if you have any questions at all. Once you arrive, if you encounter difficulties, call Zev Handel’s mobile phone number: +1 (206) 954-4712.

We look forward to seeing you later this week!

With all best wishes,

Zev Han­del (on behalf of the STLS-2016 Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee)

• Copies of all email cir­cu­lars are posted on the con­fer­ence web site at http://blogs.uw.edu/stls2016.