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========= BALISAGE 2011 STUDENT SUPPORT AWARDS =========
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 full conference
registration (including breakfast and lunch), plus other benefits
(including reimbursements towards travel and/or accommodations) to the
extent we are able to provide it.
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
* 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
* 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 http://www.balisage.net/Call4Participation.html.)
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 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 information.
Awards will be offered at the discretion of the conference committee.
Find out more about the Balisage series of conferences at
http://www.balisage.net. 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"
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