ALT membership poll

Paolo Ramat paoram at UNIPV.IT
Tue Sep 23 09:27:33 UTC 2008

Dear Jean-Christophe,
my answers are in the text in underlined and italics characters.

Thank you for your care.

Prof. Paolo Ramat
Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS)
Responsabile della classe di Scienze Umane
V.le Lungo Ticino Sforza 56, 27100 Pavia - Italia
Tel. +39 0382 375811 Fax +39 0382 375899 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jean-Christophe Verstraete 
  Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 6:40 PM
  Subject: ALT membership poll

  Dear ALT members, 

  The executive committee is currently discussing ALT policy with respect to conference planning, and before making any decisions it would like to find out what the views of the membership are. So far, ALT has operated on a two-year cycle, with venues alternating between Europe and another location, usually North America and in one case Asia (Padang). 

  The executive committee has been discussing the pros and cons of this tradition, and would like to give ALT members the opportunity to express their preference on two questions: the alternation between conference venues and the frequency of conferences. 

  Would you like 

  1. the location of the conference to alternate between 
      a) Europe, (North) America and Other 
      b) Europe and Other 

  2. the conference to be held 
      a) every two years 
      b) every year 

  Independently from the questions pertaining to post-2011 policy, the executive committee would also like to have an idea of how members feel about the venue for ALT's conference in 2011.  We're in the luxurious position of having four very good offers to host this conference. One of the many considerations in choosing between them is how many ALT members would have an opportunity to attend. So, without prejudging the decision, the executive committee would like you to indicate 

  3. if you would firmly plan to attend the ALT conference if held at: 
      a) Dartmouth (Hanover, NH, USA; late August, early September) 
      b) Hong Kong (mid June, mid October, mid August) 
      c) Leipzig (late August, early September) 
      d) Oxford (August) 

  ALT members can express their preference by replying to this e-mail, choosing from the following options: 

  1a / 1b 
  2a / 2b 
  3a / 3b / 3c / 3d 

  The deadline for sending your response is October 15th. Thank you for your cooperation! 

  On behalf of the executive committee, 

  Jean-Christophe Verstraete (secretary-treasurer)
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