Hi! As I mentioned at the conference, I wanted to send along a few suggestions for improvements that could be made for next year (both for NAACL and ACL itself).... * This time there were two message boards, one for official messages and one for all other. There really ought to be multiple "other" message boards, because the one got completely too crowded. Specifically, I'd suggest having one for jobs postings, one for conference and workshop announcements, and one for other stuff like personal messages. * I personally would vastly prefer a university venue to another hotel conference---the atmosphere is completely different, and better. (In general, I found this year's NAACL to be far too corporate for my tastes, but I suspect that was a combination of its collocation with ANLP and its sponsorship by MS and Boeing.) * Regardless of whether it's at a college or a hotel, the screens need to be set up a little differently: either find a sloped auditorium, or raise the screens higher. At almost every talk, the bottom 1/8 to 1/5 of the screen was blocked by people's heads. * Related to the last bullet: for the main rooms with the huge screens, there should really be a long pointer (and not laser) for people to use in pointing to things. Most of us couldn't reach past the bottom third of the screen. :) * It seems like laptops are becoming more and more ubiquitous... it'd be cool if the conference ran an extension cord and six-plug outlets to various locations in the auditorium, so that the laptoppers could plug in instead of running on battery. (Not a big deal, but it seemed fairly easy to implement.) * And finally, my most important suggestion: it would be unbelievably cool if the proceedings (or some subset) were available on the web in advance of the conference itself. Most people end up putting their papers on the web anyway, so this shouldn't be a big deal---if there's any concern, it could always be an opt-in sort of thing ("check this box if you want your paper in the online proceedings"), or even just a big page with links to people's local copies. I volunteer to do any web work associated with this, if that's an issue. But I think it would be wonderful if we could check out people's papers before we hear their talks, without having to spend hours poring over the book right there at the conference. For that matter, it'd be nice if it *stayed* up on the web, so that we could refer to a paper from our desktop without digging out the book. There shouldn't be any copyright issues, particularly if this were maintained simply as a page of links.... Ok, so that's it for now. Thanks, by the way---you do a great job, and I can't even imagine how much work you must put in to this!