Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 10:47:47 -0500 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball Thank you for your cogent comments, Allan and Dennis. As a non-attender of MLA/ADS in recent years, I am perhaps less able to identify our needs than others. However, it occurred to me this morning that the parallel with LAVIS is well-taken. In considering the points Dennis has just made, I wonder whether we would not be better served by an independent conference that meets less often than once a year. Say, April in alternate years--like the LSA Institute. Certainly, an annual LAVIS would not be possible on the scale it happens on now. What do others think? I would very much like to attend the national ADS meetings again, but--as you know--I am allergic to MLA. Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]