Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:04:02 -0500
From: Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Subject: DSNA registration

I just received another message about not having received registration
materials for the DSNA conference. I apologize. It is out of our hands.
We have been assured that it has been taken care of. To assist with the
problem, I am including them here. For those of you not interested, please
delete this message.

Dictionary of American Regional English
Department of English E-mail:
University of Wisconsin Telephone:
6125 Helen C. White Hall
Fax: 608-263-3709
600 North Park Street =
Madison, Wisconsin 53706 =20

March 4, 1997

Dear DSNA Member:

Enclosed you will find registration and housing materials for DSNA XI, the
Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America.=20
The conference will take place May 29-31, 1997 (with participants arriving
on Wednesday, May 28), on the campus of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Meetings will be held in the Wisconsin Center Guest
House (Lowell Hall), at 610 Langdon Street, where a block of rooms has
been reserved. Other housing options are also described on the enclosed
page. You should make housing reservations directly with the
accommodation you choose. DSNA rates for reservations are guaranteed
only until April 28 (see Housing enclosure). Please return your=
form to us by May 1.

In addition to an interesting array of papers, the program offers a=
in the Department of Special Collections of Memorial Library, where an
exhibit of early dictionaries will be on display; a traditional Wisconsin
picnic (described below); a visit to DARE offices, for any who are
interested; and a public forum on DARE following the scheduled papers.

Transportation to Madison: Airline service to the Dane Co. Regional
Airport is provided by American, Midway Express, Northwest, TWA, and
United, or their commuter links. There is very good, frequent bus service
(every 1-2 hours) from Chicago's O'Hare Airport provided by the Van
Galder Bus Company ($18 one way, 3 hours to the UW Memorial Union,
about a block from Lowell Hall; call(800) 747-0994 for a schedule);
Greyhound buses are less frequent, with the station several blocks from
Lowell Hall (call (800) 231-2222 or; Badger Coach
provides bus service from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field Airport, 2 hours to
the Memorial Union (call (608) 255-6771 or
If you are staying at the Edgewater and provide them with your flight
number and time of arrival, hotel staff will pick you up at the airport free=
charge. There are taxis available at the airport to take you to the other
accommodations for about $12-$14, or you may rent a car at the airport; if
you will need parking, please inform your hotel.=20

In your registration packet you will find further information, including a=
of restaurants (Madison is blessed with an abundance of good ones of all
types, many within walking distance of Lowell Hall), a list of participants,
the final program, and a campus map. You may pick up these materials in
the lobby of Lowell Hall on Wednesday, May 28, from 3:00-8:00 p.m., or
after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Plan to meet on the Union Terrace with other
conference participants Wednesday evening if you would like; some of us
will be there starting at 6:00 p.m. for informal conversation and
refreshments. =20

Conference information will also be posted on DARE's homepage
sometime in April. This is a good opportunity to check out our page if you
haven't yet done so: the address is
The University's homepage can be found at A search of
the Net will also yield information on Madison and Dane County.

We look forward to seeing you in May. If you have any questions, don't
hesitate to contact us at the address or phone number on the letterhead.=20
Please let us know if you will need any special accommodations.=20
Beginning the afternoon of May 28th, the conference telephone number
will be (608) 262-6204.


Joan Hall

Luanne von Schneidemesser

P.S. Those who can come early or stay late will find plenty of places to
visit. They include Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in nearby Spring Green;
the Wisconsin Dells; the Circus World Museum and the International Crane
Foundation in Baraboo; Devil's Lake State Park; Old World Wisconsin in
Eagle; New Glarus, known as "Little Switzerland"; Pendarvis at Mineral
Point. Or stay in Madison and enjoy the museums, the UW Arboretum, the
State Capitol, State Street, the campus, and the shores of Lake Mendota
(no visit to Madison is complete without a stop at the Memorial Union


Traditional Wisconsin Picnic

Door County is the "thumb" of Wisconsin, a peninsula of farming and
fishing communities jutting into Lake Michigan. It is the home of the
Wisconsin Fishboil, a century-old tradition that combines good food with
dramatic excitement: a fire is built in a pit; the water boils; the=
onions, and whitefish steaks cook to perfection. Listen for the bell! Then
watch as a spectacular, fiery flare-up causes the cauldron to boil over and
quench the fire below. Along with the whitefish stew, enjoy another
Wisconsin tradition, grilled bratwurst ("brats," to those in the know).=20
These flavorful sausages are a must at any Madison picnic. For those who
prefer vegetarian alternatives, we offer other local specialties,=
Quiche and Wisconsin Garden Gazpacho. All of these entr=82es will be
accompanied by salads, rye rolls, tea breads made with Wisconsin fruits
and nuts, and of course, Door County's famous cherry pie. Wisconsin
micro-brewery beer as well as wine, lemonade, and iced tea will be served
with the meal.

Please indicate on the registration form the number of tickets you would
like, and enclose payment with your registration fee.



Conference participants will need to make their own reservations for=
housing. =20
DSNA group rates have been arranged at the places listed below, and are=20
guaranteed until April 28. After that the group rate can't be guaranteed,=
but will be honored if there are still rooms available. Be sure to mention=
DSNA when you make your reservations. Conference rates are good Wednesday
through Saturday night.

(Wisconsin Center Guest House, site of the meeting)

610 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 256-2621

$48 single
$54 double
$58 triple
$64 parents + 2 kids

Breakfast included
Free parking; make arrangements when you reserve your room

check-in: 3 PM
check-out: 11 AM

(across the street from Lowell Hall)

601 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-4391

$49 single
$54 double

No charge for kids under 16, extra $5 for others
Continental breakfast included
Free parking

check-in: 2 PM
check-out: noon

(ca 4 blocks from Lowell Hall)

666 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-9071 or (800) 922-5512

$79 lakeview (single or double)
$129 lakefront (single or double)

No charge for kids in room with parents
Free parking

check-in: 3 PM
check-out: noon

(UW dormitory, 5 blocks from Lowell Hall)

716 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Call UW Housing (608) 262-5576

$33.25 single
$21.00 (per person) double

For parking permits at a nearby lot, call (608) 262-8683 by April
28. Parking options $5 to $7 per day, and must be paid in advance.

check-in: noon
check-out: noon
Linens and maid service provided



Dictionary Society of North America XI
at the=20
University of Wisconsin-Madison



CITY:________________ STATE:_______ ZIP:___________ COUNTRY:___________

TELEPHONE NUMBER(S):_______________________________________________


Name Tag Information


Affiliation: ________________________________________

Registration Fee:

Traditional Wisconsin Picnic tickets:______ [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] $25.00 each $________
..................... $________

Recommended arrival time: Wednesday, May 28th, 1997.

Make check payable to: Dictionary of American Regional English=20
and send to: DARE/DSNA Conference
6125 H. C. White Hall
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Please return this form by May 1, 1997.