8 August 1994
TO: Potential Participants for ACEDB 95 Conference and Workshop
FR: John McCarthy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
RE: Time, Place, Format, etc.
At the very successful ACEDB 94 Workshop last month in Montpellier, LBL was
asked to help arrange next year's Workshop in California. In order to begin
this planning effort, I'd like to learn who might want to attend, and what
preferences you might have as to dates, location, and meeting format, even
though we may be constrained by site availability and other factors.
We are also exploring the possibility of getting financial support from DoE,
NIH, NSF, USDA, and the European Community to help offset some of our costs,
including scholarships and some travel support.
Could you please fill out the brief questionnaire below and return it to me as
soon as possible? (this week would be best, if you're not on vacation).
If more than one person from your organization would like to attend,
please get each person to fill out and return a separate questionnaire.
To: jlmccarthy at lbl.gov
Subject: ACEDB 95 Conference and Workshop
Please fill out information following colons (:) and put X's in brackets [X]
A. CONFERENCE V. WORKSHOP
The 1992 and 1993 ACEDB Conferences were three days long. This year, 1994,
the ACEDB Workshop was two weeks long, modeled on Physics workshops. Some
people have suggested that next year we might try to do both. What would you
prefer? Please indicate one or both you would like to attend.
[ ] I would like to attend a three day ACEDB 95 Conference
[ ] I would like to attend a two week ACEDB 95 Workshop
[ ] Other (please specify):
[ ] the 2 week ACEDB Workshop should immediately follow the Conference
[ ] a 3 day ACEDB Conference should be held at another time of year
Conference Time Comments:
The 1992 Conference was held in May; the 1993 Conference was in August; and
this year's workshop was the first two weeks of July. In 1995, the Cold
Spring Harbor meetings will be the second week of May , and the Hilton Head
meeting is scheduled for September 16-20. Would people like to have the ACEDB
Workshop close to one of those meetings or at some other time?
[ ] following Cold Spring Harbor meeting in mid May
[ ] June
[ ] July
[ ] August
[ ] September, prior to Hilton Head meeting
[ ] September, following Hilton Head meeting
In 1992 our Conference was in Cambridge, in 1993 in Boston, and this year in a
small village outside Montpellier. What would you prefer for 1995?
(you can indicate 1,2,3 for first, second, and third choices if you wish)
[ ] Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
[ ] Stanford
[ ] Berkeley
[ ] San Francisco Peninsula (towards Stanford)
[ ] Marin County (north of San Francisco)
[ ] Monterey Bay area
[ ] Lake Tahoe
[ ] Other (please specify):
D. HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS
We can probably save some money by sharing rooms. What would you like?
(please check only one)
[ ] single room (even if it costs more)
[ ] willing to share with another person to save money
[ ] willing to share with more than one person to save more money
E. GENERAL COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Please add anything else that might be relevant to scheduling a time and place
for next year's meeting(s).