4.0031 ALLC/ACH: Siegen Arrangements (70)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 11 May 90 16:26:08 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0031. Friday, 11 May 1990.

(1) Date: Thu, 10 May 90 15:31 GMT (50 lines)
From: <GC130@DSIHRZ51>
Subject: ALLC-ACH 90 Conference "The New Medium"

(2) DATE: 11 MAY 90 14:33 CET (20 lines)
FROM: A400101@DM0LRZ01
SUBJECT: Siegen "arrangements"?

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Date: Thu, 10 May 90 15:31 GMT
From: <GC130@DSIHRZ51>
Subject: ALLC-ACH 90 Conference "The New Medium"

Dear Humanists,

There seems to be a great confusion about the upcoming Siegen Conference
ALLC-ACH 90 "The New Medium".

Please apologize for the confusion as well as for the late response to
these messages by the Conference Organization, but we had network
problems and did not receive any message for about ten days.

The problem concerning the confirmation of registration seems to be an
interculturel one. Credit Card Companies in Europe - especially when it
is necessary to contact a correspondend Company in USA or somewhere else
over the world - waste a hugh lot of time before delivering money your
account will be charged for.

Confirmations including travel documents and informations "How to reach
Siegen best" will be sent out very soon.

If anyone plans to leave his home well before the beginning of the
Conference, please contact the Registration Bureau "Congress Partner" in
Bremen. They will deliver the hotel reservations to you when you arrive
at the Conference Location at Siegen University.

If there remain any problems, please contact the Conference Organization
by e-mail.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Schanze
Adolf Reichweinstr. 5
D-5900 Siegen

Phone: 0271/740-4110
e-mail: GC130@DSIHRZ51

Nevertheless, if anyone plans to attend the Conference and did not yet
register he is encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Manfred Kammer
(Conference Organization)

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DATE: 11 MAY 90 14:33 CET
FROM: A400101@DM0LRZ01
SUBJECT: Siegen "arrangements"?

Willard McCarty's report from Rolf Grossmann is reassuring, but I still
think that the performance so far of Congress Partner GmbH has been less
than impressive. There have been some brief warning strikes here _in the
last two weeks_, but that doesn't explain why CP have treated
registrations from February and March (see Humanist postings) with
silence. I registered in March, and wrote to the Siegen organizers
after five weeks to ask what was going on. I got by the same post (1) a
letter from the Siegen organizers to say that CP hadn't received my
documents and I should register again (2) a letter from CP, dated a week
before that from the Siegen organizers, to ask for more money on the
second cheque! I would point out that there is a large registration fee
for this conference, plus a not insubstantial fee for handling hotel
bookings. In view of this, better service might be expected. Three
weeks before a conference starts is too late to be sending documentation
across the Atlantic, or even within Europe, regardless of whether or not
there are postal strikes.

Timothy Reuter, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Munich