Students! An inexpensive way to attend a most excellent technical

Balisage is the premier international conference on markup languages,
technologies, theories, and practice. It is held annually during late
summer in Montréal, QC. (But don't take our word for it: try Googling

This year, support for attending Balisage 2010 will be available for
some full-time students in the field of markup technologies and
related disciplines including Computer Science, Library and
Information Science, and Digital Humanities.

Thanks to our sponsors, award winners will receive substantial
* Reimbursement for travel to and from Montréal
* Accommodations at the Hotel Europa, the conference venue, for the
* Full conference registration, including breakfast and lunch

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled full time in an
academic degree program, as documented in your CV. And you must
have a demonstrable interest in and commitment to our field.

In order to qualify, please submit an application that includes 
the following:

* Application Letter. Tell us, in a page or two, why you want to come
  to Balisage, and how attending Balisage will help you. Describe your
  academic research program, professional interest in the field,
  perspective on important issues (addressed and not adequately
  addressed by the community and in the industry), or anything else
  you feel will recommend you and your work to the conference
  committee and Balisage community at large.

* Academic CV, listing any of the following: relevant course work,
  research projects (with links where applicable), published papers,
  conferences attended, professional employment and activity,
  blogging, etc.

* Letter(s) of recommendation (at least one) by professionals
  (academic or not) who know your work and can speak to your
  engagement with markup technologies.

* Permission to publicize, at the conference and in connection with
  it, your name and participation, in announcements and related
  materials such as the program. Part of the reason for Balisage is to
  develop professional contacts among the attendees. You want to know
  us, and we want to know you.

* Optional: a paper submission for the conference. (See the Call for
  Participation at
  Papers submitted in connection with an application for student
  support will not guarantee you win support, nor will papers
  submitted by applicants necessarily be accepted for the program. But
  a paper submission, even if not accepted for the program, will
  strengthen your application.

Application materials will be accepted in plain text, HTML, or PDF and
are due on April 16, 2010 (the same day Balisage paper submissions are
due). Please send applications to [log in to unmask], with the subject
line "Student award application". Be sure you include contact

Awards will be offered at the discretion of the conference committee.

Find out more about the Balisage series of conferences at Then come to Montréal to experience the
cutting edge of this fascinating field at the crossroads of
technology, textual studies, database theory, and philosophy.

"There is nothing so practical as a good theory"