Dear Guest,

The Papa is gone and El Niño is coming
Wife's wiping mails as hubby's online ch(e)atting
Protégée gains esteem while elder brother's Ja(e)bbing
"Friends" tying knots watching grand-old-buddies wrangling
A year has gone by and it's time for a warm family uniting.

By now you are tired of our damned emails, so whether
You're a welder, philosopher, or less-paid researcher
We invite you to be a delegate and a well-spoken teacher
At the Jan 31 to Feb 5 ITA convention and beacher.

Moving from "poetry" to practicality, our plenaries will
feature a true mix of theory and practice. Qualcomm's CTO,
Matt Grob, and IBM's Research Director, Arvind Krishna,
will present highlights of their companies' research. Yet
Berkeley's Christos Papadimitriou will promote an
algorithmic weltanschauung while CMU's Larry
Wasserman will make even higher-dimensional inferences.

By popular demand, we will return to the spectacular Scripps
Seaside Forum
, with beachfront accommodations at the La Jolla
Shores Hotel
and the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, as well
as the newly-renovated Hotel La Jolla nearby. Highly discounted
reservation links can be found at your profile's hotel tab.
Last year, all rooms sold out, so please book yours soon.

The banquet will again be held at the Marine Room, one of
San Diego famed restaurants, and will feature a four-course
with wine pairings
. Students will enjoy a reprise of last-year's
beach banqueritto.

Over the weekend prior to ITA, you are invited to join us and
a host of distinguished speakers celebrating Fan Chung and
Ron Graham's distinguished careers and upcoming retirement
We will continue on Monday with several "mafunmathics"
sessions and possibly a show.

Following glowing feedback about the Marine-Room Banquet,
we asked Chef Guillas, and he agreed to hold a cooking class
on Monday 2/1, including live demonstration, instruction,
discussion, and a 3-course meal with wine pairing. More details
at the profile page.

Since we are quite late, we ask you to please indicate shortly
whether you plan to attend, and to let us know your talk title
by 12/20. You can do these by logging into your account using


We hope you can join us at the workshop.