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#1960: 3rd Annual National Haitian Studies Conference (1 of 2) (fwd)

From: Dotie Joseph <dotiej@hotmail.com>

>Please reply back with any email address changes or additions/deletions
>to sed206@is4.nyu.edu.
>WARNING: This e-mail is pretty long, and you may want to print it out and
>read it.
>Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual National Haitian Studies
>Conference!  This mailing is one part of a two-part registration mailing.
>Please read all of the registration information before sending in the
>registration form.  You may also want to print out a copy of this
>information and your completed form for later reference.
>The National Haitian Studies Conference is an annual gathering of students
>from universities all over the United States, to learn about and celebrate
>Haitian culture and tradition.  The goal of the conference is to establish
>a sense of unity among Haitian students in the U.S., to foster student
>activism within the community, and to provide a support network for all of
>the students on the basis of cultural pride and unity.
>	The theme for this year's conference is "L'Essence d'Haiti,"/
>"The Essence of Haiti."  This year we will be exploring Haitian identity.
>Place:	The conference will take place on the New York University Campus
>	in New York City.
>Dates:	Friday, February 18--Sunday, February 20th, 1999.
>Friday, February 12, 1999
>    Time:                  Event:
>    05:00 pm - 11:00 pm    Check-In and Registration
>    08:00 pm - 12:30 am	  Welcome Party
>Saturday, February 13, 1999
>    Time:                  Event:
>    09:00 am - 10:00 am    Breakfast
>    09:00 am - 11:00 am	  Late Check-In
>    10:00 am - 10:30 am    Opening Remarks
>    10:30 am - 11:20 am    Workshop Module I
>    11:30 am - 12:00 pm    Icebreaker
>    12:00 pm - 12:50 pm    Workshop Module II
>    01:00 pm - 01:50 pm	  Workshop Module III
>    02:00 pm - 03:00 pm	  Lunch (*NIRF)
>    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm    Seminar
>    04:00 pm - 05:30 pm    Break
>    05:30 pm - 07:30 pm    Dinner (conference participants only)
>    07:00 pm - 12:30 pm	  Mini-Concert with ZIN
>Sunday, February 14, 1999
>    Time:
>                        	  Event:
>    10:00 am - 11:00 am 	  Breakfast
>    11:00 am - 12:30 am 	  Morning Workshop (Haiti 101)
>    12:30 am - 02:00 am 	  Comments/ Closing Remarks
>    01:00 am - 02:00 pm 	  Lunch (conference participants only)
>    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm 	  Check-out and Departures
>Attire:	Friday           --casual
>	Saturday         --business casual
>	Saturday evening --semi-formal
>	Sunday           --casual
>*NIRF = Not included in registration fee
>Housing will be provided by an NYU student but you will be responsible for
>your transportation to and from the conference (we will provide you with
>the info for local bus, train, airplane, and subway services once you
>The registration fee for the whole conference is $20 per student.  This
>includes all meals (minus Saturday lunch), materials, and entertainment.
>Registration fee must be MAILED in the form of a check or money-order.
>      The DEADLINE for registration is Friday,January 28st, 2000 and the
>deadline for late registration is Wednesday, February 9, 2000, but please
>remember that space is limited!
>         The price for attending the conference is as follows:
>                 $20 (for non-NYU students);
>                 $25 (late registration)
>         Once your registration form has been received and verified, you
>will receive a confirmation e-mail with details about food, transportation
>information, etc.
>                            Shani Duplessy
>                c/o Haitian American Students Association
>                            21 Washington Place
>                            Box 255
>                            New York, NY 10003
>For registered groups that decided to consolidate their registration fees
>into one large amount, we ask that the group contact please attach to the
>payment a list of the names of the students whom the check/money-order
>The deadline for e-mailing the completed registration form is January 28,
>2000 (February 9th, 2000 for late registration).
>Registration fee must be postmarked by FEBRUARY 4th, 2000.
>	Although these are the deadlines that have been set, we are
>anticipating a large turnout and in the event that we receive more
>registrants than we can accommodate, we will have to reserve priority on a
>first pay, first serve basis.
>NOTE: If registration fills up, the deadline for the registration fee will
>be moved up to January 28th and registrants who do not have their fee in
>by this time will forfeit their spots.
>	If you are organizing the students from your school to attend the
>conference as a group, we will be contacting you so that we can establish
>primary links and help to facilitate registration and exchange of
>	It is very important that EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT send a
>separate registration form.  Please fill out what group you are
>registering with.  You do NOT have to complete the bottom.
>	**Group contacts: In addition to including your own registration
>information, you must also fill in the bottom half of the registration
>form for group registration IN FULL.  It is important to get this
>information in as soon as possible so that we are aware that there will be
>a group coming from your school.  You may add more members to your group
>even after you send in your own registration form.  Simply send a short
>email response letting us know the full name and phone # of each new group
>member that you add.
>Travel suggestions:
>	Students/groups have the option of arriving Friday evening and
>checking in early.  Friday evening check-in will begin at 5pm.
>	If possible, it may be more beneficial to organize a group of
>students.  If you can get a number of people to go, then you can perhaps
>reduce the cost by holding a fund-raiser for your group.  You may arrange
>to travel together by car, or you may look into arranging public
>transportation or a charter bus.  Many schools also offer vans at discount
>prices for groups.  Also, groups may try their local travel agencies to
>see whether they can get a discount group rate.
>	Keep in mind that if you arrive by car, you are advised to pay for
>private parking in the area.  We will try to obtain discount rates at
>local parking garages, but this cannot be guaranteed.  We will
>keep you posted on the outcome of this venture.
>	Some helpful numbers include:
>	Amtrak (800) 872-7245
>	LIRR (718) 217-5477
>	Metro-North (800) 638-7646	(between New Haven and NYC)
>	New Jersey Transit (201) 762-5100
>	Greyhound (800) 231-2222
>	Peter Pan Lines (800) 343-9999
>Train service to NYC arrives at either Penn Station or Grand Central
>Station.  All bus service arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
>The closest airport is Laguardia Airprot.  The closest subways are the
>A,B,C.D.E.F and Q to West Fourth Street and N and R to 8th Street.
>(we will provide you with more info for local bus, train, airplane, and
>subway services if you need once you register)
>	Upon receiving your fully completed registration form, we will
>send you a short confirmation response.  If registration is full, we will
>put you on a waiting list and assign you a temporary wait-list number.
>	After this, it is important that you continue to check your email
>regularly, as all announcements and updates concerning the conference will
>be sent by Email unless otherwise requested.
>	Once we receive payment of the registration fee in full, we will
>then send you an official registration number and complete confirmation
>on your registration.
>There is also a NHSC website available at http://pages.nyu.edu/clubs/HASA
>which will provide information and updates concerning the conference. You
>may also register online for the conference.
>  News concerning the conference will be sent through e-mail so please fill
>in the e-mail address that you check most often (especially during winter
>         **Please pass this e-mail on to anyone you think may be
>interested. It is open to anyone college-aged and older.
>         Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.
>Haitian-American Students' Association @ NYU

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