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September 10th 2001 - convention listings

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September 10th 2001 - convention listings 

So, it's September 10th, 2001; Donald Rumsfeld has just announced the Pentagon's missing 2.3 trillion dollars and annual war games are afoot: Global Guardian and Vigilant Guardian. In fact, these war games have been going on for years; this year, they specifically involve interception of commercial airliners that have been hijacked and used to fly into buildings - despite what Condoleezza Rice will say soon after 9-11.

The NEADS-NORAD-CANR Joint Unconventional Threat Continuity Training: Live Fire Terrorist Hijacking Scenario exercises run from September 10th - 12th, 2001.


Well, as interesting as that may be, there was a series of Global Conventions specifically slated to last from September 10th - 12th, 2001 dealing with computer/communications technology, aerospace/defense, United Nations, space-based technology, women & children's services, health & environment. You might have to sit down here, 'cos this is an eye opener.

COMPUTER/COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY:

Al Gore Was Here: IIWAS2001 Third International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications & Services 10-12 September 2001, Linz Austria http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2001/ http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2001/presentations.htm

UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence Edinburgh, 10-12 September 2001 http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/ukci-01/
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/ukci-01/pc.html 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2001 International Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing Sep 10-12 Falmouth, MA
http://isp.imm.dtu.dk/nnsp2001/ 

ALCOM-FT Summer School on Algorithm Engineering, September 10-12 2001, IASI-CNR, Viale Manzoni 30 Rome, Italy http://web.archive.org/web/20010609183832/www.info.uniroma2.it/~italiano/School/

ASSE 2001 Second Argentine Symposium on Software Engineering September 10-12, 2001 http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/asse2001/ 

Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems Design, September 10-12, 2001 Brazil http://www.ifip.or.at/minutes/ga2001/brazil.pdf 

The conference theme, ‘Everything’s Clicking’, reflects the changes in the contact center industry as customers continue to choose alternative contact methods to the telephone. Multimedia contact centers, both single and multi-site, with more than 415,000 agents at over 1,650 sites worldwide rely on IEX to improve service levels while lowering operating costs.

Second Annual TotalView(TM) European User Conference, September 10-12, 2001 Dublin, Ireland http://www.tekelec.com/news-&-events/?prID=235

Gartner, Inc. is a research and advisory firm that helps more than 10,000 clients understand technology and drive business growth. Gartner's divisions consist of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting, Gartner Measurement and Gartner Events. Founded in 1979, Gartner, Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and consists of 4,600 associates, including 1,400 research analysts and consultants, in more than 80 locations worldwide. The company achieved fiscal 2000 revenues of $855 million.

Gartner's CRM Summit in Orlando, Florida, September 10-12, 2001 http://www.gartner.com/2_events/conferences_briefings/conferences/crf3.jsp http://www.gartner.com/5_about/press_releases/2001/pr20010809c.html

AVIATION:

AISCE - SPEEDNEWS SECOND AVIATION INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS CONFERENCE IN EUROPE September 10-12, 2001
http://www.speednews.com/ProceedingPDF.aspx?t=BIO&pid=89

Advances in Aviation Safety Conference & Exhibition, Seattle, Washington, September 11-13, 2001
http://www.tpub.com/content/nasa2001/

DEFENSE INDUSTRY:

Symposium on Providing the Means of War: Historical Perspectives on Defense Acquisition, 1945-2000, Held September 10-12, 2001
http://bookstore.gpo.gov/actions/GetPublication.do?stocknumber=008-029-00414-3

US Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board September 10-12, 2001 Meeting of the Full Board Las Vegas, NV
http://www.nwtrb.gov/meetings/meetings.html

UNITED NATIONS:

54th Annual DPI/NGO Conference - NGO's Today: Diversity of the Volunteer Experience September 10-12, 2001 United Nations Headquarters, New York http://www.angelfire.com/journal/brooke2000/dec.2001.html

Experts Roundtable: University and Technology-for-Literacy/Basic Education Partnership in Developing Countries (UTLP) September 10-12, 2001, Paris France Co-sponsors: International Literacy Institute, Ford Foundation, OECD, UNESCO, DFID http://www.literacy.org/products/ili/webdocs/UTLPprog.html

Reaching Consensus in the Process of Reforms - Overcoming Vested Interests and Social Divides "The process of healing the society cannot be realised without the liberation and opening up of that society in all its segments, including the basic economic aspects. Free economy stabilises the society but also encourages its consumer aspect. Certain degree of regulation is needed at that level in order to further promote development of the society in terms of culture and education. In my view, the example of George Soros is one of the best illustration of the attempt to reconcile these two seemingly irreconcilable opposites." Partners in Transition Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria September 10-12, 2001 www.b92.net/companyprofile/sofia-speach.doc

SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGY: 

GIAC Digital Distortion Anomaly Test September 10-12, 2001 http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/FGCS/info/giacmem010607.htm http://911review.org/Wiki/Gps.shtml

"The COSPAR Colloquium on Solar-Terrestrial Magnetic Activity and Space Environment (STMASE) was held in the National Astronomy Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) in Beijing, China in September 10-12, 2001. The meeting was focused on five areas of the solar-terrestrial magnetic activity and space environment studies, including study on solar surface magnetism; solar magnetic activity, dynamical response of the heliosphere; space weather prediction; and space environment exploration and monitoring. A hot topic of space research, CMEs, which are widely believed to be the most important phenomenon of the space environment, is discussed in many papers. Other papers show results of observational and theoretical studies toward better understanding of the complicated image of the magnetic coupling between the Sun and the Earth, although little is still known little its physical background. Space weather prediction, which is very important for a modern society expanding into out-space, is another hot topic of space research. However, a long way is still to go to predict exactly when and where a disaster will happen in he space. In that sense, there is much to do for space environment exploration and monitoring. The manuscripts submitted to this Monograph are divided into the following parts: (1) solar surface magnetism, (2) solar magnetic activity, (3) dynamical response of the heliosphere, (4) space environment exploration and monitoring; and (5) space weather prediction. Papers presented in this meeting but not submitted to this Monograph are listed by title as unpublished papers at the end of this book."

COSPAR COLLOQUIUM on Solar-Terrestrial Magnetic Activity and Space Environment, September 10-12, 2001, Beijing, China
http://cosparhq.cnes.fr/Meetings/Collenvironment.htm
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solar-Terrestrial-Magnetic-Activity-Space-Environment/dp/0080441106

CHINESE TRADE MISSION:

Pack Expo in Las Vegas from September 10-12, 2001
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/imr-ri3.nsf/eng/gr-81398.html http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/1997/07/16/21120/iridium.html 
http://www.buyusa.gov/china/en/

MOSSAD FRONT IN FLORIDA: 

Material World, September 10-12, 2001, in Miami Beach, Florida http://www.nationaltextile.org/nta/promotions/promotions2001.
htm#mw http://www.flocking.org/

WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST: 

National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership's (NPCL) Second Annual Women of Excellence Conference September 10-12, 2001 San Diego http://www.npcl.org/woe2001/welcome.htm

Conference on Crafting Individualized Services for Women Sept 10-12 2001 Austin, Texas http://www.ncdsv.org/images/FinalagendaCraftingIndividualized_Sep_2001.pdf

September 10-12, 2001, International Conference on Work Teams, Dallas, TX http://www.pegasuscom.com/levpoints/lp12.html

Institute for Child Health Policy Tri-Regional Workshop September 10 - 12, 2001 Scottsdale, Arizona http://web.archive.org/web/20060902210614/http://cshcnleaders.ichp.edu/TriRegionals2001/agenda.htm

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) 11th National Child Support Enforcement Training Conference September 10-12, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/pol/DCL/2001/dcl-01-21.htm 

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT:

TDA Healthcare Information Technology Conference Bangkok, Thailand - September 10-12, 2001 www.us-asean.org/Thailand/TDABangkokITFactsheet.doc

XVII Annual Meeting of the Histiocyte Society, September 10-12, 2001, Palazzo Congressi Stresa, Stresa, Italy
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/90510834/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

The Triticeae Consortium Fourth International symposium, Córdoba, Spain, September 10-12, 2001 http://herbarium.usu.edu/triticeae/tritsym.htm

Working Group on Allergenicity of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology Vancouver, BC Sept. 10-12
http://www.biotech-info.net/allergenicity_report.html

INFISH FIELD REVIEW BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NATIONAL FOREST, PINTLER RANGER DISTRICT September 10-12, 2001
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/fish/pacfish-field-reviews-2001/2001-B-D-INFISH_Field_Rev-html.htm

Reservoir management is defined as maximizing the economic value of a reservoir by optimizing recovery of hydrocarbon while minimizing capital investments and operating expenses (Johnston, 1992). The choice should be “make it happen” instead of “let it happen”.

INDONESIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGISTS GEOSEA 2001 30th Annual Conference, 10th Regional Congress, Yogyakarta September 10-12, 2001
http://www.pertamina-ep.com/pdf/iagi-2001.pdf

MISCELLANEOUS:

AIKIDO AND KATORI SHINTO RYU SEMINAR WITH TETSUTAKA SUGAWARA SENSEI Silver Spring, MD
http://www.capitalaikikai.org/sugawara.html

Exploratory Block Analysis of Field Consciousness Effects on Global RNGs on September 11, 2001
http://noosphere.princeton.edu/williams/GCP911.html

IHM-HCI 2001 (incorporating IHM2001 and HCI2001) Interaction without frontiers - providing a special opportunity for the French- and English-speaking HCI communities to interact. IHM-HCI'2001 will cover all main areas of HCI research but will focus on considering the challenges of new applications. Suitable topic areas include: interactive system design; interaction tools and techniques; users with special needs, design issues that cross boundaries (cultural, linguistic, disciplinary); theoretical, organisational, social and cultural issues. [Interaction Homme-Machine/Human-Computer Interaction] IHM-HCI 2001 (Lille, France)
http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/hci2001
http://web.archive.org/web/20010525035217/
http://www.ihm-hci2001.org/
http://personal.cis.strath.ac.uk/~mdd/mobilehci01/ 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MobileHCI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Johnson_(researcher) 
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~johnson/ http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~stephen/aboutme.shtml 

BMVC 2001 - British Machine Vision Conference http://web.archive.org/web/20010302231835/http://www.bmvc2001.man.ac.uk/ http://web.archive.org/web/20010603080031/www.bmvc2001.man.ac.uk/main.html http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/cil/ftp/html/v-conf.html

Seventh International Workshop on Acoustic Echo and Noise Control September 10-13, 2001 Darmstadt, Germany
http://www1.tu-darmstadt.de/iwaenc2001/

18th GRETSI Symposium On Signal and Image Processing September 10-13, 2001 Toulouse, France
http://web.archive.org/web/20010612184949/http://www.cta-congres.com/gretsi/ http://eu.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=6007

64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society September 10-14, 2001 Vatican City http://web.archive.org/web/20010302022315/http://geoweb.gg.utk.edu/2001/METSOC2001.HTML http://www.permanent.com/home-new.htm

THE 21ST CENTURY COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL EXPO 2001 Phoenix, AZ http://www.dcnicn.com/CALSExpo2001/IETM.asp
http://www.isi.edu/tcpsat/list/archive/1405.html

Third International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2001, Kaiserslautern, Germany September 10-13, 2001
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uniform/vm97/conferences/profes01.htm http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/profes/profes2001.html

ISA2001 (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society) September 10-13, 2001 Houston, TX http://www.cpac.washington.edu/NeSSI/12_ISA_2001/ISA_Meeting_Summary.htm

SHARC International DSP Conference 2001, pp.127-130, Boston, USA, September 10-13, 2001 http://www.ac.cs.musashi-tech.ac.jp/~drben/proceed.html

Conference Agenda (2001) "Building Relationships: The Pulse of Operations" Fourth Annual CUNA OpSS Council Conference September 9–12, 2001 * Lake Buena Vista, Florida http://www.cunaopsscouncil.org/events/conf_01/conf01_agenda.html http://www.cuna.org/cuna/index.html

Recent AcSEC Meetings - September 11-12, 2001 New York http://www.aicpa.org/Professional+Resources/Accounting+and+Auditing/Accounting+Standards/status/091101.htm

KENYA PRESENTATION: FORUM ON POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES – DAKAR, SEPTEMBER 10-13, 2001
info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/96263/kenyaprsppresentation.pdf

Includes: El Nino, La Nina, and World Commodity Prices - Allan D. Brunner www.imf.org/external/np/ins/english/pdf/CourVol4.pdf http://www.imf.org/external/np/prspgen/review/2001/091801.htm

The Digital Initiative for Development (DID) Agency - An International Consultative Workshop September 11-12, 2001, Beirut, Lebanon
http://www.worldforum.org/Commission-On-Globalisation/homelinks/publications.htm
www.worldforum.org/Commission-On-Globalisation/homelinks/did_final_report.doc

The National Science Foundation Workshop on Computational Physics - September 11 - 12, 2001 Arlington, Virginia
NextGens Technologies - Conferences - Reinforcement Papers - Seattle - September 11-12, 2001 http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/tsd/tsd2001.html

New Security Paradigms Workshop was held September 10 - 13, 2001 at Cloudcroft, New Mexico http://www.ieee-security.org/Cipher/ConfReports/2001/CR2001-NSPW.html

Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic September 10-13, 2001 Paris, France
http://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/Events/csl01/

September 10-13 2001 Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) Conference 2001 Beyond The Human Genome in Baltimore, MD
http://www.timtec.com/timtec/trade_shows.htm

Workshop on Coding and Cryptography Program (10 - 13 September 2001) Singapore http://www.ims.nus.edu.sg/Programs/coding/wkschdule2.htm

International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) Seattle, September 10-13 2001
http://icdar.djvuzone.org/index.html

Nutrition Education for Diverse Audiences September 10 - 13, 2001 Dallas, TX www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/efnep/pdf/necd2-program.pdf

North American Numbering Council Meeting Minutes Sep. 11-12, 2001 www.fcc.gov/wcb/cpd/Nanc/sept2001minutes.pdf

Pointing control for a giant segmented mirror telescope Tucson Sep. 11-12 2001 www.gsmt.noao.edu/point_design/controls/Wallace0911.ppt

Monaco Government Tourist Office breakfast tourist seminars September 10-13, 2001 Florida http://www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/page.viewpage/pageid/93

Workshop on Research Opportunities on Human Neuroborreliosis September 9 – 12, 2001 • Warrenton, VA
http://web.archive.org/web/20060622150026/
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/html/workshops/workshops/humanneuro20010909.html

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Basic Systems, Meeting of the Emergency Response Activities Coordination Group, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 10 to 14 September 2001 ICAO representative (as observer): R. Romero, Technical Officer, Meteorology Section, Air Navigation Bureau.

The meeting was attended by 18 participants from 10 States and four international organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The meeting was advised on the elements of Amendment 72 to Annex 3—Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation and WMO Technical Regulations (C.3.1) concerning the provision of information to aircraft in flight of the accidental release of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The group noted that in order to meet the Annex 3 requirements, there was no need to change the current Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMC) procedures for response to nuclear and radiological accidents.

Airports Council International (ACI) World/North America Conference and Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, 9 to 12 September 2001 ICAO representatives (as part-time observers): A. Kotaite, President of the Council, J. Howell, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, M. Elamiri, Director, C. Lyle, Deputy Director, Air Transport Bureau, V. Zubkov, Chief, Regional Affairs Office The annual global meeting of ACI was combined for 2001 with the North American regional meeting, resulting in participation by over 2 000 delegates, including high-level representatives of airports and international organizations worldwide. Keynote presentations were made by the Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization, who advocated broad application of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) to air transport in general and to airport services in particular, and by the President of the Council of ICAO, whose address was circulated to representatives. The President, inter alia, cautioned against wholesale application of the GATS to international air transport, referring in particular to the obligations of States under Article 28 of the Chicago Convention regarding the provision of airports and air navigation facilities. General sessions were held on 10 September on “Airport and Airline Alliances: The Power of Networks” and “Airport Commercialization: Thriving on Change”. Events on 11 and 12 September were severely curtailed and then cancelled in the light of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
http://www.icao.int/HyperDocs/Display.cfm?Name=C-WP/11717&Lang=E http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hawkscafe/messages/241?xm=1&m=e&l=1

SUPPLEMENTAL

The Caux Round Table originated in 1986 out of a desire to reduce trade tensions between Japan and the West, including Europe and North America [i.e. Trilateral Commission]. In the early 90s, the Caux Round Table became aware of the *Minnesota Principles*, a set of ethical guidelines developed by leaders of global business enterprises who were members of the Minnesota Center for Corporate Responsibility. Mr. Kaku and other members of the CRT saw in these principles the spirit of *kyosei*, and encouraged the Round Table to enrich, embrace, and share them as the Caux Principles for Business. Facilitated by Kenneth Goodpaster, the Caux Principles in their present form were drafted at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis with input from Japan, Europe, and the U.S. The CRT at its annual meeting in 1994 officially accepted them. Denny pointed out that the Caux Principles were in many ways principles of servant leadership, "converting sinners by showing that saints have more fun!" (He also mentioned that Steve Young had done an essay illustrating the compatibility of the Caux Principles with the great world religions and ethical traditions.)

By the mid-to-late 90s, said Denny, it was clear that the CRT Principles represented a widely-known commitment to business responsibility -- responsibility not only for (1) the creation of wealth, but also (2) the equitable distribution of wealth, and (3) the support of social sector organizations that are dedicated to the common good.

"Might we not hope," Denny asked, "that eventually the spirit of the Caux Principles could help ameliorate some of the violent protest against globalization witnessed in Seattle, Washington and Genoa, Italy?"

Our first session centered on a bold vision for the Caux Round Table, a direction not entertained before in its history. More than avoiding trade friction, more even than promotion of principled business leadership, we were being invited to contribute to a new economic climate. Global business must seek prosperity, yes, but prosperity anchored in justice and the common good.

Pope John Paul II, in his recent remarks to President George W. Bush, mentioned the *opportunity* that globalization presents to the World community -- so long as *responsibility* goes hand in hand with globalization.

Monday Evening, September 10, 2001

Reception, Churchill Room at the Houses of Parliament with Prince Michael of Kent [head of world Freemasonry] and the Rt. Hon. Lord Howe and Baroness Howe [http://www.ditchley.co.uk/page/251/identity-and-religion.htm]. The Caux Round Table was taken by motor coach to the Churchill Room in the Houses of Parliament at the end of the afternoon.

Tuesday Morning, September 11, 2001

Edward G. Schuh, Professor in International Trade and Investment Policy at the University of Minnesota: "We should convert the IMF into a central bank of the world, and 'SDRs' (special drawing rates) should increase at a constant rate."

Bernard Lietaer, Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, offered a PowerPoint presentation based on his paper. His proposal was that global corporations embrace a long-term parallel currency, the "Terra," which would support their ecological, economic, and social bottom lines so frequently heard of today. "Monetary rewards today systematically discount the future," he said, "and both regulation and moral suasion have a hard time of it when they are up against financial incentives." The creation of a "Terra alliance" would allow companies to avoid currency fluctuations while encouraging longer-term thinking with a 3-4% demurrage.

Raymond Baker, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., reflected on the presentations of both Schuh and Lietaer, suggesting that both seemed to be moving toward global monetary exchanges, one with "SDRs" and the other with "Terras."

As the group began to re-assemble after the break at about 2:00 pm, news began to trickle into the room about an airliner crashing into the World Trade Center in New York. There was some confusion and one or two members of the group used international mobile phones to try to get more information. The true magnitude of the events in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania would not fully be known by the participants until later in the afternoon, at the conclusion of the meeting. Uncertain of the details but aware a great tragedy was occurring, participants stood for a moment of silence and prayer to reflect on the violent harm that had been done by unknown hands.

The nightmare of terrorism in the United States shocked the civilized world on 11 September 2001. Our lives changed as CRT completed its meeting in London, and our lives would never be the same. Indeed, global business -- symbolized by the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center -- would never be the same. Perhaps we could hope that a new outpouring of unity and solidarity among nations would draw some common good from this terrible atrocity.. And perhaps we could hope that the new global vision for the Caux Round Table -- born at this meeting -- would be part of that common good. [source CAUX ROUND TABLE]

Ditchley Foundation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditchley_Foundation
http://www.ditchley.co.uk/

Team Renewal Project (TRP) / Kenneth Goodpaster http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/09/prweb159787.htm
http://www.nd.edu/~philinst/energy.html

Win Wallin
http://www.tcbmag.com/halloffame/minnesotabusinesshalloffame/104283p1.aspx

Caux Round Table is Spanning the Globe http://www.cebcglobal.org/newsroom/News/News_062198.htm http://www.cebcglobal.org/Default.htm

"The world is leaving U.S. GAAP behind. Standards are now being set by the International Accounting Standards Board founded in 2001 and based in London." http://www.tcbmag.com/ideasopinions/openletter/84249p1.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Accounting_Standards_Board
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Sponsored by 
The Vatican Observatory 
Alenia Spazio SpA 
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino 
Lunar and Planetary Institute 
The Barringer Foundation 
Compaq Italia 
Kuoni Incoming SpA 

Local Organizing Committee 
Guy Consolmagno SJ (Specola Vaticana), Chair 
Giuseppe Bonino (University of Torino) 
Dan Britt (University of Tennessee) 
Luigi Bussolino (Alenia Spazio) 
Claudio Casacci (Alenia Spazio) 
Giordano Cevolani (ISAO-CNR, Bologna) 
George Coyne SJ (Specola Vaticana) 
Monica Grady (Natural History Museum, London) 
Gero Kurat (Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna), Ex Officio 
Fausto Melatini (Kuoni) 
Gianmario Molin (University of Padova) 
Alessandro Montanari (Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco) 
Sara Russell (Natural History Museum, London) 
Roberto Somma (Alenia Spazio) 

When and Where 

You are invited to attend the 64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, to be held September 10–14, 2001, at the Gregorian Pontifical University, part of the Vatican City State but located in the heart of Rome’s historic city center. 

Location: All sessions for the meeting will be held at the Vatican’s Gregorian Pontifical University. Though holding Vatican extraterritorial status, the University meeting site is in fact in the heart of Rome’s historic city center, just two blocks from the Trevi Fountain and a short walk from the Forum, Colosseum, and Pantheon. 

Transportation: Rome is served by two international airports. Leonardo da Vinci (a.k.a. Fiumicino), about 18 miles (30 km) southwest of the city, is used by most of the scheduled flights. Ciampino, about 9 miles (15 km) southeast, is mainly used by charter flights. From North America direct scheduled flights to Rome are operated by Delta (from New York), US Air (from Philadelphia), Continental (from Newark), Northwest (from Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York), and Canadian Airlines (from Montreal and Toronto). Flying time is about 8.5 hours from New York or about 13 hours from Los Angeles. From Europe, most national airlines and Alitalia offer direct scheduled flights to Rome. There is direct train service from Paris, Basel, Munich, Vienna, and many other European cities into Rome’s central train station, Termini. The station is not far from the meeting site and the hotels. It should be an inexpensive taxi ride, or about a 20-minute walk (up and down hills, however!) from Termini to the Gregorian University. For fares, information, and reservations please contact our official travel agency, Kuoni Incoming SpA, via e-mail at incoming.rom@kuoni.ch. 

Meteoritical Society 2000 on the Web 

Meeting announcements, additional travel information, accommodation information, local information, and information for joining the Society may be accessed through the Meteoritical Society Web site (www.uark.edu/campus-resources/metsoc/) or directly from our 2001 meeting Web site (geoweb.gg.utk.edu/2001/metsoc2001.html). 

Stay tuned to this Web site for information about the meeting, including information for submission of abstracts

Scientific Program Oral and poster sessions will be held at the Gregorian Pontifical University from Monday morning through Friday afternoon, except for Wednesday. Technical sessions are expected to cover a wide range of topics in meteoritics and planetary science. Three special sessions entitled “Laboratory Simulations of Circumstellar Dust Analogs: Expectations for Comet Nucleus Encounters,” “Mars and Martian Meteorites,” and “Space-Borne Studies of NEOs” are also planned. 

Accommodations Rather than having one large hotel serve as our center for housing, we have arranged with Kuoni Incoming Travel to be our agents for finding a level of housing that suits your needs and budget. Our Web site will link directly with them, and they will be happy to answer all your travel questions. 

KUONI INCOMING SpA
Via Alberico II 
8 - 00193 ROMA (Italy) 
Phone: +39-06-68 10 141 
Fax: +39-06-68 38 923 
E-mail: incoming.rom@kuoni.ch 

Travel Grants 

A number of student travel grants will be available to qualified students and recent Ph.D.s who are members of the Meteoritical Society. Students who apply must be sole author or first author of a paper to be presented at the meeting and must submit the abstract and travel award application form to the LPI no later than June 8, 2001. 

Guest Activities and Excursions 

Rome and Vatican City are renowned centers of culture, art, history, and tourism. The meeting site itself is in the heart of tourist Rome with easy access to the major historical sites, museums, shopping, and restaurants. A number of pre- and postmeeting field trips are in the planning stage and extensive guest excursions will be available during the meeting. More information will be available on the 2001 meeting Web site. Our Wednesday day trips have not been finalized but could include a choice of trips to the Vatican Museum, Vatican Gardens, the archeological excavations under St. Peter’s, Tivoli, Ostia Antica, or the Vatican Observatory’s headquarters (and meteorite collection) in Castel Gandolfo. 

Further Information 

Furthur details regarding abstract submission, the program, logistics, and registration will be included in the second and final announcements. In order to receive future announcements, YOU MUST submit either the electronic indication of interest form or mail the downloadable version to the LPI no later than February 15, 2001.   

Contacts: 

Guy Consolmagno (Chair: Local Organizing Committee)
Specola Vaticana 
V-00120 
Vatican City State 
Europe 
Phone: +39 06 6986 3364 
Fax: +39 06 6988 4671 
E-mail: gjc@specola.va 

Daniel Britt (Chair: Program Committee) 
Department of Geological Sciences 
The University of Tennessee 
306 Geological Sciences Building 
Knoxville TN 37996, USA 
Phone: 865-974-6008 
Fax: 865-974-2368 
E-mail: dbritt@utk.edu 

LPI Meeting Coordinator
Kimberly Taylor 
Publications and Program Services Department 
Lunar and Planetary Institute 
3600 Bay Area Boulevard 
Houston TX 77058-1113, USA 
Phone: 281-486-2151 
Fax: 281-486-2160 
E-mail: taylor@lpi.usra.edu 

Schedule 

February 15, 2001 Indication of Interest forms due at LPI 
April 2001 Second announcement mailed 
June 1, 2001 Deadline for hard-copy submission of abstracts to LPI 
June 8, 2001 Deadline for electronic submission of abstracts to LPI 
July 2001 Final announcement mailed 
September 10–14, 2001 64th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society 

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http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2001/metsoc2001.1st.html
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Bradley E. Schaefer, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Louisiana State University)


MIT Mystery Hunt


Further reading:

Sept. 10th, 2001 - Hillary Clinton - 'making change happen' - remarkable women

Jesuit Conference Board: A Letter to President Bush (October 2, 2001)

The Insidiousness of Indoctrination - 'Education' or Indoctrination - Dr. Bradley Schaefer at LSU Is Definitely Frustrated - Time for Campus Reform

2 comments:

  1. Well then what a COINICEDENCE. :) Guess that makes people coinicedence Theorists. YNWA. ,)

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  2. How could 'the Bin Laden war simulation' GO LIVE like that, like the London one did on 7th July 2005? What makes a game real in the corporate sense? Patent Wars, worth investing troops in. RIP Mr Tesla.

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