ACL 2006 Report InstructionsThis page contains instructions for preparing
ACL reports for 2006. Please send any correspondence to Claire Cardie <firstname.lastname@example.org
>. Completed reports will be available
Request for reportsIn preparation
for this year's executive committee meeting, we need your status reports on ACL
activities during the last year and a description of ongoing activities. In
particular, we 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. I will, of course, harass you annoyingly until the report
is sent in :).
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 usually invites
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 that 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
- 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).
- be as brief as possible!
- 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 reportsIn preparing your report, you may find it helpful to
check last year's reports. These reports, compiled by Keh-Yih Su, are online
|FRIDAY JULY 7
||email your ASCII report to
|SUNDAY JULY 9
||reports circulated - please read!|
|SUNDAY JULY 16
|WEDNESDAY JULY 19
||Exec-plus dinner: after the excursion|
Gold Room at L'Aqua - The Roof Terrace
Cockle Bay Wharf - Darling Park (Harbour), opposite the
|THURSDAY JULY 20
1:30-2:30 Bayside Auditorium A
Note: The July 9 deadline is designed to give you as much time as
possible, but it is very tight - if possible, please send in your report
sooner than that.
Suggesting other agenda itemsIf 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 and send it to
Jun'ichi Tsujii and
Claire Cardie <email@example.com