From Thursday, January 5, 2006, through Saturday, January 7, ADS will hold its next annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted as usual by the Linguistic Society of America.
Presenters must be current members of the American Dialect Society.
Audio-visual equipment: We are pleased to announce that this year an LCD projector, as well as an overhead projector, will be available for all presentations. If you will need other equipment such as a tape player or CD player, please say so when you send your proposal.
Scheduling: If you have a preference for day or time of your presentation, please indicate that too. We cannot guarantee the time you prefer, but the committee will try to accommodate you. The meeting will follow our customary schedule:
Thursday, January 5: Morning and afternoon sessions, possibly also early evening. (The LSA meeting starts Thursday evening.)
Friday, January 6: Executive Council and New Words Committee in the morning; sessions in the afternoon; Words of the Year vote and Bring-Your-Own-Book reception in the early evening.
Saturday, January 7: ADS Annual Meeting early in the morning; sessions in the morning; Annual Luncheon; sessions in early afternoon.
Proposals will be judged anonymously by a committee chaired by William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., ADS president-elect (as newly titled). If your proposal is accepted, you’ll be asked for an abstract of no more than 200 words for the LSA program.
Specially for students: Students whose papers are accepted will be considered for (partial) travel funding to the meeting; President Joan Hall will select the best two or three accepted papers for student grants. Students who are ADS members will be able to attend the Annual Luncheon for a nominal fee; details will be announced later.
Location: According to the hotel website: “The only Four Diamond among Albuquerque hotels, the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque is conveniently located in the heart of downtown and adjacent to the Convention Center, just five minutes from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. In the city’s premier location, otherwise known as The District, recent urban improvements (including restaurants, nightclubs, retail, and loft living) have made the area surrounding our Albuquerque hotel perfect for business or pleasure.” ADS and LSA members will qualify for a special room rate of $92 single or double. Reservation procedures will be announced later.
Future LSA-ADS meetings: 2007 Jan. 4–7 New York Hilton; 2008 Jan. 3–6 Chicago Hilton.