ACL 2004 Report Instructions
This page contains instructions for ACL officials preparing reports for
2004. Please send any correspondence to
>. A list of (completed) reports is available here
Request for reports and invitation to exec-plus dinner
In preparation for this year's executive committee meeting, please
send me your
status reports on ACL activities during the last year and a description of
ongoing activities. I need a brief report, in plain ASCII format, of no more
than a few paragraphs in each assigned area. These will be used both as a
public record of ACL activities and as a basis for discussions at the ACL
Executive Meeting, the Exec-Plus Dinner, and the Public Business Meeting.
Please inform me as soon as possible if responsibility for your task has
switched to someone else (and also include their email address). I will compile
the reports and distribute them in advance of the meeting.
The content of the reports will be used to set agenda items for the meeting.
Therefore it is essential that they be received NO LATER THAN the deadline
and earlier if possible. Thus I urge you to take the time to prepare your
report well in advance.
Invitation: Officials who complete their report are invited to
attend the "Executive Plus" Dinner and present their report (details to be
Background: where reports are presented
Note: Everyone submitting reports will have an opportunity for short
presentations at both the exec-plus dinner and business meetings. Some reports
will also be presented at the exec meeting (by invitation). Please plan
presentations to avoid duplication of content. In particular, so that
the exec-plus dinner does not run late, please note the following points:
- Executive Meeting: This is a full-day meeting of the ACL Executive
usually held before the conference. The president or secretary
the people involved in current and future conferences to attend part of the
meeting and give a status report.
- Exec-Plus Dinner: This is an evening meeting which includes
everyone who has submitted reports, including representatives of all the SIGs.
This dinner has the dual role of thanking people who have contributed to
ACL, and also as a working meeting where some topics can be discussed in
a larger group.
- Business Meeting: This is a public meeting for the ACL membership,
and the ideal place for reporting ACL and SIG initiatives and for informing
the membership about the full breadth of activities in the association.
Consider putting your main points on a transparency (in a large point-size).
Also for the business meeting, only overheads can be used, and limit your report to 1-2 minutes.
- be as brief as possible (1-2 minutes)
- for efficient switching between speakers only an overhead projector will be available, so please use overheads
- assume that everyone has read the written reports
- focus on issues that warrant group discussion or feedback
- defer announcements of general interest to the business meeting
Last year's reports
In preparing your report, you may find it helpful to check
reports compiled earlier and available online at e.g.:
||Please bookmark this page and plan your report!
|WEDNESDAY JUNE 30
||email your ASCII report to
with the subject line "ACL EXEC REPORT"
Please don't send anything but ASCII
|FRIDAY JULY 9
||reports circulated - please read!
|WEDNESDAY JULY 21
|THURSDAY JULY 22
|SATURDAY JULY 24
Note: The June 30 deadline is designed to give you as much time
as possible, but it is tight - if possible, it would be a big help
if you sent your report as soon as possible. Thanks.
Suggesting other agenda items
If you wish to suggest specific agenda items to be covered at any of the
exec meeting, the exec-plus dinner or the business meeting, please summarize
the proposed topic in an email with subject "ACL EXEC MEETING PROPOSED AGENDA
ITEM" and send it to Johanna Moore.