The 12th DELPH-IN Summit will be held at Stanford University from Thursday, June 16, to Monday, June 20, 2016 (immediately following NAACL in San Diego). The meeting will take place at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), in Cordura Hall. Our first session will be on Thursday morning at 9:00, with the first two and a half days organized as plenary sessions, and the last two days as working group meetings, concluding mid-afternoon on Monday, the 20th.
The program schedule for the Summit is coming together on the StanfordSchedule page, with thanks to the program committee (Francis Bond and Stephan Oepen). The first session of the summit starts at 9:00am on Thursday, June 16, with coffee, tea, and rolls available in the courtyard starting at 8:30am. Lunches will be provided in the courtyard every day of the summit, along with morning and afternoon coffee/tea.
What to Bring
The weather during the summit promises to be the usual ideal for our summers, sunny and warm but not hot, so bring suitably light clothing. If you're planning to spend any time up in San Francisco during your visit, bring a warm jacket for the evenings there. Also bring a swimsuit and suntan lotion for our Saturday afternoon excursion (see below).
How to Get to CSLI
The summit will be held at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) located in Cordura Hall, in Room 100, which opens onto the courtyard in front of the building. You can find it on the campus map here.
From the San Francisco airport, you can get to the Cardinal Hotel in Palo Alto rather easily on public transportation. In the International terminal, you will find the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train station, where you should buy a ticket to the Millbrae Caltrain station (cost $4.40). During the week, there is not a direct link, so you need to take BART to the San Bruno station (the first one after leaving the airport), get off and cross the platform to catch the train to Millbrae (also just one stop). At the Millbrae train station, go upstairs, exit the BART gate, and buy a Caltrain ticket to Palo Alto (University Avenue), for $3.75 (the cost for traveling one `zone'). BART trains run about every ten minutes, while Caltrain trains run at least once an hour, and more frequently during morning and evening commute hours.
From the University Avenue Caltrain station, you can walk the four blocks to the Cardinal Hotel. At that station, you can also hop on the free Stanford campus bus (called the Marguerite) which will take you close to CSLI. Take the "X" line from the bus stop on the south-direction side of the station, and get off at the stop called "Y2E2", a five-minute walk from Cordura Hall.
If you are driving, you can get good advice from our nearby neighbor Google on the best way to get to Cordura Hall. You can park in the large `C' parking lot across Campus Drive from Cordura Hall, and then come to CSLI to pick up a parking permit for the day, which you will need to hang in the window of your car.
Excursion on Saturday, June 18
Immediately following the end of the session on Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm, you are invited for an excursion to pick apricots and then lounge by the swimming pool at the home of Woodley Packard's parents in nearby Los Altos Hills. Silicon Valley was once famed for its vast fruit orchards, only a few of which remain, so it will be a rare delight to enjoy apricots right from the trees. The pool will also be a welcome treat. Transportation will be provided, returning us to CSLI in time for the barbeque banquet at 6:30pm.
Summer Barbeque Banquet
On Saturday evening, all are invited to a summer barbeque at CSLI, which will include options both for vegetarians and for carnivores, starting at 6:30pm.
We have reserved a block of 30 rooms of three different types at the venerable Cardinal Hotel in downtown Palo Alto for the five nights of 15-19 June 2016, at Stanford-discounted rates. You are urged to book your room on the following event-specific website as soon as you know your plans, since most of the housing alternatives in this area will be much more expensive:
Please register for the 2016 DELPH-IN Summit on the StanfordParticipants page. We will collect a registration fee of $100 per person during the summit, to help cover the costs of the meals, coffee breaks, etc.
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