Official ISHPSSB Announcement: Getting Ready for Salt Lake
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Dear Colleagues:

Fresh on the heels of our site visit to Salt Lake City in preparation for ISHPSSB 2011, we wanted to describe our initial plans for the meeting, the venue, and the setting of Salt Lake City.

The meeting will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, July 10th.  Registration opens at 3:00 pm and the President's Welcome will start at 5:00 pm, followed by an opening reception.  Sessions begin first thing Monday morning and go through Thursday afternoon, July 14th.  There will be two morning sessions of an hour and a half each, an hour-and-a-half for lunch, and a two-hour session each afternoon.  There will be between eight and ten sessions running concurrently, all located quite close together.  Sessions will end on Thursday and will be followed in the evening by a public talk in downtown Salt Lake City that will cap off the conference.
Each evening, we will have activities for members who choose to stay close to the conference venue.  One of these, proposed by Snait Gissis of Tel Aviv University, will be a special  session devoted to human rights issues.  Snait is planning to structure the Tuesday-evening session by having an opening talk, followed by short presentations by people from different parts of the world, a round table discussion between the presenters, and questions or brief statements from the audience at large.  Any ISHPSSB participants who would like to participate by giving a 10-15 minutes talk on human rights issues in their part of the world should send a title and a brief abstract to Snait: [log in to unmask]  

We could not ask for a better venue for the conference or more diligent preparations by the local organizers, Matt Haber and Jim Tabery.  The accommodations, sessions, and dining facilities are all located in one general area, which itself is located in the upper-most (altitude-wise) portion of the University of Utah campus.  The views of Salt Lake City and the surrounding mountains are incredible, as will be the weather.  Warm and very dry is the norm for that time of year, so plan to bring light clothes and drink plenty of water.

Conference attendees have the choice of staying in the dorms ($23-$33 dollars a night) or the Guest House Hotel ($89 a night).  Both are very nice and an excellent bargain, and both are located in the same general area.

Salt Lake City is the perfect setting for the meeting.  It has developed into an incredibly cosmopolitan city with excellent dining and entertainment options.  It is surrounded by amazing natural beauty, and conference-goers will find that it is just as easy to take a short walk up the hill and onto hiking trails as it is to wander two blocks down the hill to the light rail station that will take them on a short ride into the heart of the city for only $2.25.  During our short stay in Salt Lake City in late March we had some of the best Mexican and Cajun food we have ever eaten, and we saw two great rock-and-roll performances at The State Room.  Regardless of whether you are drawn to the area for the mountains or for the city, Salt Lake City will not disappoint.

If you have not done so already, please complete your registration for the conference as soon as possible.  You can register for the meeting by going here:
Please note:  If, when you submitted your proposal, you selected registration type "Submit Abstract/Poster/Session Only" you will need to request that your registration type be changed.  This must be done by emailing our Conference Registration Coordinator, Carrie Grant at [log in to unmask], and requesting that your type be changed to Student Member, Regular/Emeritus Member, or Non-Member.  Regonline will not permit you to make this change yourself; you must contact Carrie via to switch registration type.

You can also use the conference website to learn more about the conference facilities and schedule.  We encourage all attendees to arrive by the afternoon of Sunday, July 10th.

Chris Young and Mark Largent
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Program Committee

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