Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 09:55:09 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth Subject: Re: The ADS crystal ball Although what I say on the subject should be taken lightly, since I haven't been able to attend the ADS annual meetings for the last few years (one of the many costs of deaning), I heartily support the notion that ADS ought to have its own meeting and not be linked to MLA or LSA. A meeting in April, with or without an annual focus or theme, would get us out from under the problem of choosing between MLA and LSA. I would note that, in part, this problem was created by LSA's decision not to meet at the same time as MLA, thereby disrupting a good many professional lives- -especially those who can't afford to attend more than one or two conferences a year. Had LSA and MLA continued to meet at the same time and place, ADS could have continued as an affiliated meeting. I hope that other ADS members will support the idea of a separate ADS national meeting.