[From Rick Marken (2000.04.11.0930)]
I have finally received the conference package from Boston
University. So now we have to talk about _real_ money matters!
The CSG conference is not going to be cheap but the CSG is
willing to help people who need it (students and anyone else
with limited resources).
I currently have a list of 26 "for sure" conference attendees.
Given that number and the quoted cost of the meeting facilities
(meeting room, meeting management, catered and contract dining)
the fee for the conference will have to be $240/attendee. That
may seem like a lot but it's about the same as other (lesser;-))
conferences and it includes a breakfast every day, catered
snacks at the meeting and a Saturday evening clambake dinner.
I know that some people plan to attend only one or two days
of the conference; others are spouses who don't plan to
attend at all. We can work this out. For now, I would appreciate
it if everyone who is coming to the conference would send their
conference fee ($240) to me ASAP! Please make checks payable
to the Control Systems Group. I have to send a $6000 deposit to
Boston U by May 5 so it would be nice if you could send the
money to me right away.
The conference fee does not include rooms. Dormitory rooms
have been reserved for the meeting at the following prices:
$45/night single occupancy
$76/night double occupancy
You pay for the rooms through the Control Systems Group
as well. So, if you know you are staying for the entire
meeting (4 nights) please send an extra $180 (for a
single) or $304 (for a double) with your conference fee.
If you want a room for only 3 or 2 nights, then the
cost is only 3 or 2 times the price listed above.
So, if you are a single staying for 4 nights please send
the Control Systems Group a check for $420 ($240 conference
+ $180 room). If you are attending the meeting with a spouse
who is not attending please send the CSG $544 ($240 for the
conference and $304 for a double occupancy room).
If you want to attend the meeting but can't afford to without
financial help just send me an e-mail and we can discuss how
the CSG can help you without setting up a cycle of
Send checks (made out to CSG!) to:
10459 Holman Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Starting tomorrow, I will be out of town for a couple weeks
(I'm going to visit my delightful daughter who has been living
in Barcelona). So I might not be able to deal with special
requests until the end of April. But if you plan to attend
the meeting, please feel free to send your conference fee and
room fee to the above address right away.
A number of people who said they are attending the meeting
are not on the net (or, if they are, I haven't noticed any
posts from them in quite some time):
If anyone has the e-mail address of any of these people,
please forward this announcement to them.