LINGUIST List 7.639

Tue Apr 30 1996

Confs: Cognitive Science Society

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  1. David Noelle, CogSci96 - May 1st Is Early Registration Deadline

Message 1: CogSci96 - May 1st Is Early Registration Deadline

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 12:52:40 PDT
From: David Noelle <dnoellecs.ucsd.edu>
Subject: CogSci96 - May 1st Is Early Registration Deadline


 Eighteenth Annual Conference of the
 COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY

 July 12-15, 1996

 University of California, San Diego
 La Jolla, California

 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


The Annual Cognitive Science Conference began with the La Jolla
Conference on Cognitive Science in August of 1979. The organizing
committee of the Eighteenth Annual Conference would like to welcome
members home to La Jolla. We plan to recapture the pioneering spirit
of the original conference, extending our welcome to fields on the
expanding frontier of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Life,
Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, as
well as the core areas of Anthropology, Computer Science, Linguistics,
Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology.

The conference will feature plenary addresses by invited speakers,
invited symposia by leaders in their fields, technical paper sessions,
a poster session, a banquet, and a Blues Party. San Diego is the home
of the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World, the
historic all-wooden Hotel Del Coronado, beautiful beaches, mountain
areas and deserts, is a short drive from Mexico, and features a high
Cappuccino Index. Bring the whole family and stay a while!


PLENARY SESSIONS

 "Controversies in Cognitive Science: The Case of Language"
 Stephen Crain (UMD College Park) & Mark Seidenberg (USC)
 Moderated by Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)

 "Tenth Anniversary of the PDP Books"
 Geoff Hinton (Toronto), Jay McClelland (CMU), &
 Dave Rumelhart (Stanford)

 "Frontal Lobe Development and Dysfunction in Children:
 Dissociations between Intention and Action"
 Adele Diamond (MIT)

 "Reconstructing Consciousness"
 Paul Churchland (UCSD)


TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

United Airlines is the official airline of the 1996 Cognitive Science
Conference. Attendees flying with United can receive a 5% discount
off of any published United or United Express round trip fare (to San
Diego) in effect when ticket is purchased, subject to all applicable
restrictions. Attendees flying with United can receive a 10% discount
off of applicable BUA fares in effect when ticket is purchased 7 days
in advance. To get your discount, be sure to give your travel agent
the following information:

 * "Meeting ID# 557NS for the Cognitive Science Society Meeting"

 * United's Meeting Desk phone number is (800) 521-4041.

Alternatively, you may order your tickets direct from United's Meeting
Desk, using the same reference information as above. Purchasers of
United tickets to the conference will be eligible for a drawing (to be
held at the conference) in which two round trip tickets will be given
away -- so don't throw away your boarding pass!

If you are flying to San Diego, you will be arriving at Lindbergh
Field. If you don't rent a car, transportation from the airport to
the UCSD area will cost (not including tip) anywhere from $15.00 (for
a seat on a shuttle/van) to $35.00 (for a taxi).

We have arranged for special rates at two of the hotels nearest to the
UCSD campus. In addition, on campus apartments can be rented at less
expense. All rooms are subject to availability and hotel rates are
only guaranteed up to the dates specified, so reserve early. None of
the rates quoted below (unless explicitly stated) include tax, which
is currently 10.5 percent.

The La Jolla Marriott is located approximately 2 miles from campus.
Single and double rooms are available at $92.00 per night, when
reserved before June 21st. Included in the rate is a morning and
evening shuttle service to and from campus (running for one hour
periods, on July 13th, 14th, and 15th only). The hotel has parking
spaces, available at $7 per day or $10 per day with valet service. On
campus parking requires the purchase of daily ($6.00) or weekly
($16.00) passes. There is also city bus service (fare is about $1.50
per ride) from and to campus which passes within 1 block of the hotel.
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at (619) 587-1414 or
(800) 228-9290. Be sure to reference the "Annual Conference of the
Cognitive Science Society" to receive these special rates. Arrival
after 6:00 P.M. requires a first night's deposit, or guarantee with a
major credit card.

The La Jolla Radisson is located approximately 1/2 mile from campus.
Single and double rooms are available at $75.00 per night, when
reserved before June 12th. Included in the rate is a morning and
evening shuttle service to and from campus, although walking is also
very feasible. Parking is available and complementary. On campus
parking requires the purchase of daily ($6.00) or weekly ($16.00)
passes. The first night's room charge (+ tax) is due by June 12th.
Reservations can be made by calling Radisson Reservations at (800)
333-3333. Be sure to reference the "Annual Conference of the
Cognitive Science Society" to receive these special rates.

There are a limited number of on-campus apartments available for
reservation as a 4 night package, from July 12th through July 16th.
Included is a (mandatory) meal plan - cafeteria breakfast (4 days),
and lunch (3 days). The total cost is $191 per person (double
occupancy, including tax) and $227 per person (single occupancy,
including tax). (Checking in a day early is $45 extra for a single
room or $36 for a double.) On campus parking is complimentary with
this package. These apartments may be reserved using the conference
registration form.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

There are three ways to register for the 1996 Cognitive Science
Conference:

 * ONLINE REGISTRATION -- You may fill out and electronically submit
 the online registration form, which may be found on the
 conference web page at "http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/events/cogsci96/";.
 This is the preferred method of registration. (You must pay
 registration fees with a Visa or MasterCard in order to use this
 option.)

 * EMAIL REGISTRATION -- You may fill out the plain text (ASCII)
 registration form, which appears below, and send it via
 electronic mail to "cogsci96regcs.ucsd.edu". (You must pay
 registration fees with a Visa or MasterCard in order to use this
 option.)

 * POSTAL REGISTRATION -- You may download a copy of the PostScript
 registration form from the conference home page (or extract the
 plain text version, below), print it on a PostScript printer,
 fill it out with a pen, and send it via postal mail to:

 CogSci'96 Conference Registration
 Cognitive Science Department - 0515
 University of California, San Diego
 9500 Gilman Drive
 La Jolla, CA 92093-0515

 (Under this option, you may enclose payment of registration fees
 in U. S. dollars in the form of a check or money order, or you
 may pay these fees with a Visa or MasterCard. Please make checks
 payable to: The Regents of the University of California.)

For more information, visit the conference web page at
"http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/events/cogsci96";. Please direct questions
and comments to "cogsci96cs.ucsd.edu", (619) 534-6773, or
(619) 534-6776.


 Edwin Hutchins and Walter Savitch, Conference Chairs
 John D. Batali, Local Arrangements Chair
 Garrison W. Cottrell, Program Chair


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 PLAIN TEXT REGISTRATION FORM
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 Cognitive Science 1996 Registration Form
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Your Full Name : _____________________________________________________

Your Postal Address : ________________________________________________

(including zip/postal ________________________________________________
 code and country)
 ________________________________________________

 ________________________________________________


Your Telephone Number (Voice) : ______________________________________

Your Telephone Number (Fax) : ______________________________________

Your Internet Electronic Mail Address (e.g., dnoellecs.ucsd.edu) :

 ______________________________________________________________________



REGISTRATION FEES :

Please select the appropriate registration option from the menu below
by placing an "X" in the corresponding blank on the left.

Note that the Cognitive Science Society is offering a special deal to
individuals who opt to join the Society simultaneously with conference
registration. The "New Member" package includes conference fees and
first year's membership dues for only $10 more than the nonmember
conference cost.

Registration fees received after May 1st are $20 higher ($10 higher
for students) than fees received before May 1st. Be sure to register
early to take advantage of the lower fee rates.


 _____ Registration, Member -- $120 ($140 after May 1st)

 _____ Registration, Nonmember -- $145 ($165 after May 1st)

 _____ Registration, New Member -- $155 ($175 after May 1st)

 _____ Registration, Student Member -- $85 ($95 after May 1st)

 _____ Registration, Student Nonmember -- $100 ($110 after May 1st)

 _____ Registration, New Student Member -- $115 ($125 after May 1st)



CONFERENCE BANQUET :

Tickets to the conference banquet are *not* included in the
registration fees, above. Banquet tickets are $35 per person. (You
may bring guests.)

Number Of Banquet Tickets Desired ($35 each): _____

 _____ Omnivorous _____ Vegetarian



CONFERENCE SHIRTS :

Conference T-Shirts are *not* included in the registration fees,
above. These are $10 each.

Number Of T-Shirts Desired ($10 each): _____



UCSD ON-CAMPUS APARTMENTS :

There are a limited number of on-campus apartments available for
reservation as a 4 night package, from July 12th through July 16th.
Included is a (mandatory) meal plan - cafeteria breakfast (4 days),
and lunch (3 days). The total cost is $191 per person (double
occupancy, including tax) and $227 per person (single occupancy,
including tax). (Checking in a day early is $45 extra for a single
room or $36 for a double.) On campus parking is complimentary with
this package.

Off-campus accommodations in local hotels are also available, but you
will need to make reservations by contacting the hotel of interest
directly. If you will be staying off-campus, please skip this portion
of the registration form.

On-campus housing reservations must be received by May 1st, 1996.
Please include the cost of on-campus housing in the total conference
cost listed at the bottom of this form.

Select the housing plan desired by placing an "X" in the appropriate
blank on the left:

 _____ UCSD Housing and Meal Plan (Single Room) -- $227 per person

 _____ UCSD Housing and Meal Plan (Double Room) -- $191 per person


Arrival Date And Time : ____________________________________________

Departure Date And Time : ____________________________________________


If you reserved a double room above, please indicate your roommate
preference below:

 _____ Please assign a roommate to me. I am _____ female _____ male.

 _____ I will be sharing this room with a guest who is not registered
 for the conference. I will include $382 ($191 times 2) in the
 total conference cost listed at the bottom of this form.

 _____ I will be sharing this room with another conference attendee.
 I will include $191 in the total conference cost listed at the
 bottom of this form. My roommate will submit her housing fee
 along with her registration form. My roommate's full name is:

 ______________________________________________________________



ASL TRANSLATION :

American Sign Language (ASL) translators will be available for a
number of conference events. The number of translated events will be,
in part, a function of the number of participants in need of this
service. Please indicate below if you will require ASL translation of
conference talks.

 _____ I will require ASL translation.



Comments To The Registration Staff :

 ______________________________________________________________________

 ______________________________________________________________________

 ______________________________________________________________________



Please sum your conference registration fees, the cost of banquet
tickets and t-shirts, and on-campus housing costs, and place the total
below. To register by electronic mail, payment must be by Visa or
MasterCard only.


 TOTAL : _$____________

 Bill to: _____ Visa _____ MasterCard

 Number : ___________________________________________

 Expiration Date: ___________________________________


Registration fees (including on-campus housing costs) will be fully
refunded if cancellation is requested prior to May 1st. If
registration is cancelled between May 1st and June 1st, 20% of paid
fees will be retained by the Society to cover processing costs. No
refunds will be granted after June 1st.

When complete, send this form via email to "cogsci96regcs.ucsd.edu".
Please direct questions to "cogsci96cs.ucsd.edu", (619) 534-6773, or
(619) 534-6776.


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 PLAIN TEXT REGISTRATION FORM
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