From: Herman Marshall
Subject: nerquam: NERQUAM program and logistics
Date: May 19, 2006 7:48:25 PM EDT


Dear NERQUAMians,

The schedule of talks is attached. Everyone who asked to give a talk has a 15 min slot, so the talks should be 12 min long to allow for 3 min of questions. There is plenty of time for discussions, so please keep the talks succinct. We will have a Mac PowerBook and perhaps a PC laptop available for presentations. We will try to minimize computer switching, you can bring PowerPoint, PDF, or Keynote files to the meeting on a memory stick or send to me to be loaded onto a computer. We may also arrange an ftp site where files can be transferred, if there is sufficient interest. Let me know what transfer means and format you prefer.

We encourage everyone to carpool or take public transportation. The nearest T stop is the Kendall station on the Red line, about 5 min walk from the Stata Center (left at 2nd light walking west along Main St.) If you are driving, there are two parking lots for which we will have passes, so please check in at the meeting to get a pass before parking. We'll have more passes for the N10 lot, which is about a block from the Stata Center but the first few folks to arrive can park at the East lot, which is less than 100 ft from the Stata Center. Let me know if you think you'll need a parking pass, just so we make sure we have enough. If not (unlikely), then we'll add directions to a nearby pay garage. There is some street metered parking but it is limited, lasts only 2 hr at most, and the spaces are usually full. Let me know if you would like some hints for avoiding traffic....

The Stata Center has entrances on Vasser St. and next to the East lot. We'll post a PDF to show the location of the meeting room on the first floor and the location of the cafe (open 7:30AM to 5PM). The pub is on the 4th floor and will be open only for us from 5 to 6.

There are spaces for posters on magnetic whiteboards just outside the room. Magnets will be required to hang posters. We will have a supply of them.

Herman