Practical TeX 2018
Workshops and Presentations on
LaTeX, TeX, and more
Dates and deadlines
- May 1, 2018 - deadline for abstracts for presentation
- May 1, 2018 - also deadline for the early bird registration
- May 23 - deadline for discounted hotel reservations. Booking
hotel rooms early is always advisable.
- June 1 - deadline for preprints to be in the printed program.
- June 24, 4-6pm - opening reception and registration at the Russell Sage Dining Hall.
- June 25-27 - conference.
- June 25 - LaTeX workshop, concurrent
with regular talks.
- June 25-26 - calligraphy workshop, after
- June 27 - R+knitr+LaTeX workshop,
after regular talks.
- June 27, evening - banquet
- July 4 - deadline for final papers for the printed
Special guest: Kris Holmes
We are extremely pleased to welcome eminent calligrapher and type
Holmes of Bigelow&Holmes
to the conference. Kris will give a talk about Lucida and her other
typeface designs, both her solo designs and those done with partner
Kris will also lead a calligraphy
workshop, especially for mathematicians and TeXnicians without
previous calligraphy experience.
Full driving directions and tourist
information are available separately. Here is a brief summary:
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is in Troy, New York, USA,
12180, about 10 miles north-northeast of Albany and 160 miles north of
New York City.
- The conference venue is the Bruggeman
Conference Center, located in the Center for Biotechnology &
Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at RPI. (Address: 1623 15th Street,
Troy, NY 12180.)
- Airport: Albany
International Airport (airport code ALB), Colonie, NY.
- Train (Amtrak) station: Albany-Rensselaer,
NY (station code ALB), Rensselaer, NY. (Note: Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute is not in the town of Rensselaer!)
- Taxis, Uber/Lyft, or renting a car are the most viable ways
of getting from either the airport or train station to RPI.
There are two main options for where to stay.
- Best Western Franklin
Square, 1 4th St, Troy, NY, 12180, adjacent to the RPI campus
(map). Reservations here
must be made by phone: 866-708-2233 (toll-free) or 518-274-8800.
Mention you are with “PracTeX” (you may have to spell it :).
Rooms start at US$109.99 per night (+taxes and fees). The conference
rate is available from Sat June 23 through
Sun July 1.
Please book as early as possible. The hotel has reserved a block for
us; when that is filled, if space is still available, they'll reserve
another block, etc. Any remaining rooms will be released for general
reservations on May 23. The conference rate will still apply after
that if rooms are available, but no guarantees on availability. Rooms
must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges
(of one night's room and tax).
Apartments (scroll down that web page), 386 Congress Street (map). This university housing
facility consists of studio apartments, each with four rooms, a common
area, and a kitchen. The rooms are air conditioned. Each room in a
suite is $58/night. Accommodations and roommate selections are made
through TUG, when you register for
Polytech is available until Fri Jun 29.
The deadline for campus housing requests is May 23. We may be
able to make limited exceptions after that, but no guarantees.
The registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch on each day
of the meeting, as well as morning and afternoon coffee
breaks. Breakfast, lunches, and the opening reception will all be at the
Russell Sage Dining
Hall; the breaks will be at the conference venue.
We'll have a banquet (optional extra) on Wednesday evening.
the TeX Users Group
and individual donors.
Thanks to all.
New sponsors are greatly appreciated, as is
mentioning the conference to colleagues and in any other contexts. We'd
also be grateful for any posting of this one-page PDF flyer (letter) (and a4).
Contacting the organizers:
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