2010Q1 Reports: ACL 2011
Progress report for ACL 2011 – March 2010
Most activity till now was at the local organization level, which progresses by the plan. Some recent updates:
Local organizing committee:
Committee formed, including:
- Richard Sproat - local sponsorship
- Peter Heeman - local publicity
- Christian Monson - a post-doc, student volunteer program
- Kim Basney - local financial contact.
- Nate Bodenstab - a graduate student, webmaster.
Next actions: Peter and Nate will work to get more information on the website over the next few months, and Richard will make contact with Srini and others on the non-local sponsorship committee.
The contract with the hotel has been signed. Contracts for auxiliary locations for parallel session and poster session and the banquet/catering will be signed very soon. We are working to finalize dormspace arrangements with Portland State University, which looked very nice (and cheap!) during the site visit.
Initial website formed, specifying broad details of conference: dates and site. Work in progress to collect more publicity info and put on website.
General Chair selected: Dekang Lin
Immediate next steps: Select program chairs and all other chairs.
Action item to be endorsed by Exec:
Update and adopt policy for joint committee for workshops at all conferences of a given year, with early solicitation of large SIG workshops. For 2011 it’s only ACL and EMNLP (EMNLP workshops were not handled in the 2010 cross-conference committee, but may be included in 2011 if their plans are clarified soon). This action to be coordinated with SIG chair.