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#1960: 3rd Annual National Haitian Studies Conference (1 of 2) (fwd)
From: Dotie Joseph <email@example.com>
>EMAIL 1 OF 2
>Please reply back with any email address changes or additions/deletions
>WARNING: This e-mail is pretty long, and you may want to print it out and
>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
> 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.
>PAYMENT IS DUE BY FEBRUARY 4th, 2000.
> 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
>SEND CHECK/MONEY-ORDER TO:
> 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.
> 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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