Call for Bids: TEI Members Meeting, 2006
Deadline: August 1, 2005
The annual TEI Members' Meeting takes place every year in October or
November. We are now seeking bids to host this event in 2006.
The meeting this year (2005) will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on
October 28-29. The previous meetings have
Baltimore, USA, October 22-23, 2004, hosted by Johns Hopkins University
Nancy, France, November 7-8 2003, hosted by ATILF.
Chicago, USA, October 11-12 2002, hosted by the Newberry Library and
Pisa, Italy, November 16-17 2001, hosted by the University of Pisa.
The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and
North America, but that is not a fixed rule. We welcome proposals
from other parts of the world, and in particular from areas where new
TEI communities are arising.
The meeting is a two-day event, with approximately 70-100 attendees.
The first day is usually an open day with attendance open to all
interested parties and an eclectic mix of presentations and
discussions from invited speakers and participants. The second day is
usually a closed session, restricted to TEI members and subscribers
only, which includes reports on the TEI's work and the annual
elections for the TEI Board and Council. Meetings of TEI Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) are usually also scheduled for this day.
The TEI Consortium covers the direct costs in connection with the
meeting, but TEI is an organisation with limited financial resources,
and any contribution from the host is very welcome.
Bids should be sent to [log in to unmask] by August 1, 2005, and should
include the following information:
The name of the institution(s) making the bid
The name, address, email, and telephone number of the contact person
A brief description of the facilities available for the event (rooms,
equipment, technical support, food)
An indication of what financial support, if any, the hosting
institution is prepared to give (for instance, sponsoring a reception
or a pre-meeting workshop; payment of travel expenses for a plenary
Any other details that may be useful in assessing the bid (e.g. the
presence of a conference on a related topic at the institution around
the time of the meeting; the launch of a new TEI-related initiative
at the institution, etc.).
All bids will be reviewed by the TEI board, which makes the final decision.
Thank you very much!
Chair, TEI Consortium