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Balisage Student Support Awards


Students! An inexpensive way to attend a most excellent technical conference!

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 it: 

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 substantial support:

* Reimbursement for travel to and from Montréal
* Accommodations at the Hotel Europa, the conference venue, for the duration
* Full conference registration, including breakfast and lunch

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 

In order to qualify, please submit an application that includes the following:

* 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 

* 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 
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.

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 
info@balisage.net, with the subject line "Student 
award application". Be sure you include contact 

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 

"There is nothing so practical as a good theory"

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2010          mailto:info@balisage.net
August 3-6, 2010                               http://www.balisage.net
Symposium: XML for the Long Haul August 2, 2010       Montreal, Canada

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