Food and Social Events
Refreshments at morning and afternoon breaks
Possibly, lunch package (buffet or box lunches)often reserved on the
conference registration form
Make sure there are good vegetarian dishes and snacks.
Reception: in a nice area close to the main event, on the night
before the main event. Include one or two drinks free.
Banquet: traditionally, in an unusual or nice setting (museum, garden,
etc.). The banquet should be self-financed (either by banquet tickets alone
or by being supplemented by sponsorships). Tickets generally do not run
over $45 per person (at the most!). The ACL Exec usually has a reserved
Entertainment: traditionally, a band after the banquet, for dancing
Excursion(s) (possibly): on the tutorial day and/or one day before/after
conference, or during, for conference families
ACL Exec Dinner: The Exec usually holds a dinner for about 50 people
the night before the banquet, in a location possibly off-campus. This should
be arranged with the ACL Secretary.
Author: Eduard Hovy, 2000, from notes by
Rick Wojcik and others.