Local Organizer: Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)
Conference and Registration Information
Harvard is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a part of Boston (see
travel information below). The weather could be cold and rainy, please
plan accordingly. The conference will occur all day on all four days, so
we anticipate that you will want to arrive on March 26 (Tuesday) evening,
and leave either March 30 in the evening or March 31 (Easter Sunday).
The fee of $170 covers attendance, all program and conference
materials, refreshment breaks, an opening reception, and several social
events during the week. It does not include the (optional) banquet, which
costs an additional $50.
There is a reduced registration fee of $100 for currently-enrolled
students. The payment for the reduced amount should be accompanied by a
letter on university notepaper signed by a supervisor, certifying that the
person attending is a registered student.
Please fill out the registration form
and include it as a paper copy with
your check. The relevant information is included below.
Please mail registration forms with checks to our registrar,
Ruth Tincoff, Ph.D.
Evolution of Language Registration
33 Kirkland Street, Rm 970
Cambridge, MA 02138
Make checks payable to Harvard University.
As we will only print books for people who pre-registered, you will need
to register if you want to be sure to get a conference proceedings book.
We just need a show of hands, essentially, so if you wish to register now
but pay cash at the door that will be fine. Please send your name,
institution, email and planned arrival date to Dr. Ruth Tincoff,
But please be assured that only people who can show proof of
registration, in the form of a conference badge, will be permitted into
the conference sessions. (We have to balance our books.)
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Full payment must be received with the completed registration form.
Registrations without payment will not be confirmed, and cancellations
must be made in writing. Full refunds will be granted up to 30 days prior
to the start of the program. Due to program demand and the volume of
preprogram preparation, cancellations within 30 days prior to the start of
the program will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations after
the start of the program and `no shows' are subject to full payment.
Please download and print the plain text registration
form and mail it, with your payment.
In addition to flying into Logan International Airport in Boston,
participants can reach Harvard by flying into Providence, RI or
Manchester, NH (approximately a one-hour drive). Check with your travel
agent for further details. It is an easy half-hour subway ride from Logan
Airport to Harvard Square or about $30 cab fare.
Local transportation: Boston has an efficient public transportation system
with buses and a subway (the "T"). Given the justified bad reputation of
Boston drivers and the difficulty of finding parking around Harvard we
advise conference attendees NOT to drive to the conference, or to rent
automobiles. No parking will be provided for conference attendees, and
cars parked without permits around Harvard are quickly ticketed. Parking
in Harvard Square costs around $20/day.
Participants can receive a 30% discount on certain Amtrak train
fares to Boston, as well as a variety of airfare discounts. For more
information, call Harvard Travel at 1-800-610-5640 (#2) and refer to Group