Third circular, May 2013

ICSTLL46

The 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, 7-10 August 2013

conference website: http://sites.dartmouth.edu/icstll46/home

 download as pdf

This circular contains instructions for registration, as well as updates on the conference schedule. Especially if you intend to stay in the dormitory, it is important that you complete your registration promptly.

Registration

If you have a U.S. bank account, the simplest way for you to register is to send a personal check or money order made out to Dartmouth College to the organizer, at the following address: David A. Peterson, Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, HB 6220 307 Reed Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, U.S.A. We prefer you to use this means of payment, if possible, as it will reduce our processing costs. (Please contact the organizer if you need assistance calculating your total.)

It will not be easy for us to accept payment by cash, and completely impossible to accept payment by credit card onsite. In extreme cases, we will accept cash or check onsite for registration ONLY, but you should clear this in advance with the organizer.

Hanover Inn guests: If you intend to stay at the Hanover Inn, you should pay for your registration either by personal check/money order drawn on a U.S. bank (see details above), or by credit card through the secure online site that we have set up for the conference (see below). You will need to contact the Hanover Inn directly (1-603-643-4300 or 1-800-443-7024) with your information to confirm your reservation there. Be sure to mention ICSTLL when you call in order to get the special conference rate of $195.11/night, tax inclusive.

Dormitory guests: it is extremely important that you pay in advance if you intend to stay in the dormitory. We must have your paid registration and room fees by 20 July, or we cannot hold your room. After 20 July, it will not be possible to register and pay for dormitory accommodation.You may register and pay for dormitory accommodation either by personal check/money order drawn on a U.S. bank (see details above), or by credit card through the secure online site that we have set up for the conference.

Online registration: The site gateway is at http://www.regonline.com/icstll46. You need a code to access the registration site, which has been sent to you in the body of the email accompanying this circular. If you have not submitted an abstract or otherwise indicated your intent to participate, and you would like to register for the conference/dorm accommodation, please send a request for the access code to the conference organizer (icstll46@gmail.com).

After entering the code, you will be prompted to provide an email address and to select one of the following registrant type/pricing options:

registrant type: until 1 July after 1 July
Student registration only $70 $100
Student registration+3 nights dorm $310 $340
Student registration+4 nights dorm $390 $420
Student registration+5 nights dorm $470 $500
Non-student registration only $120 $150
Non-student registration+3 nights dorm $360 $390
Non-student registration+4 nights dorm $440 $470
Non-student registration+5 nights dorm $520 $550

Please select the appropriate registrant type based on your status as student/non-student and according to how many nights you intend to stay in the dorms. (Remember, the dorm price is $80/person/night for rooms with shared bathrooms; this rate will include your choice of either breakfast/lunch or breakfast/dinner at the student dining facility.) Please select your number of nights carefully as changes to your registrant type may incur processing charges that will be billed to you.

Through 1 July, registration fees are discounted ($70 for students, $120 for non-students). After that date, the price will go up ($100 for students, $150 for non-students).

Before checkout, you will pass through a section of the registration called “Agenda”. Here you may pay for the conference banquet, which will be charged separately at $40/person. Participation at the banquet by spouses and others may be arranged at the conference itself, or may be paid in advance in consultation with the organizer.

Note: Please check your registrant type again carefully before submitting your payment details! If you need to make a change to your registrant type, it is best to close the checkout window and start again from the beginning (at http://www.regonline.com/icstll46). Changing your status after submitting payment details may incur processing charges that will be billed to you.

On checkout, you will be able to save/print a receipt, which will be adequate for most reimbursement purposes. If you require a separate receipt, please let the organizer know, and we will prepare one for you.

Refund/Cancellation policies: Refunds of conference registration and banquet fees ONLY will be granted if cancellation occurs prior to 1 August 2013. Refunds for dormitory fees will be granted if cancellation occurs prior to 20 July 2013. After this date, cancellation or addition of dormitory reservations is not possible. There is no cancellation fee, but all service charges will be deducted from your refund.

Plenary speakers

Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon

James A. Matisoff, University of California, Berkeley

James N. Stanford, Dartmouth College

Workshops

On 7 August, there will be a pre-conference workshop on Kuki-Chin, featuring invited papers on specific topics in Kuki-Chin grammar by specialists in this branch of Tibeto-Burman. The program for this workshop will be made available on the conference website soon.

On 8 August, there will be an afternoon workshop on Tai-Kadai, organized by James Stanford. The program for this workshop will also be made available on the conference website shortly.

On 9 August, there will be an afternoon workshop on the Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus project. Further details about this workshop may be found here:

http://sites.dartmouth.edu/icstll46/workshops/stedt-workshop/

Accommodations

Please see the conference website for further information on accommodations.

 If you have not done so, please download and submit the room reservation form found here as soon as possible:

http://sites.dartmouth.edu/icstll46/files/2013/03/icstll46room_reservation_form.pdf

Important dates

1 July 2013: last day to register at discounted rate

20 July 2013: last day to register and pay for dormitory accommodation (Please note: if you have not registered and paid by this date, your dormitory reservation will have to be cancelled.)

Please check the conference website regularly for updates. The website also includes important information on how to reach Dartmouth.

Any further inquiries should be directed to the organizer, David A. Peterson: icstll46@gmail.com