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About ICAD 97

NOTE: Only pre-conference workshops will be held on Nov. 2nd. ICAD '97 will officially convene on Nov. 3, 1997.

Conference registration fees include all sessions, special events, and conference proceedings. The fee for corporate and academic participants is $300 ($385 after September 26). The fee for students and postdoctoral fellows is $125 ($175 after September 26). The conference fee includes breakfast and lunch for three days in addition to the conference dinner and other special events. Cancellations received by October 17 will receive full refunds. There will be a $50 processing fee for cancellations received after that date. To register, print the registration form at the bottom of this page and send it to:

ICAD Registration
attn: Michael C. Albers
JavaSoft - Sun Microsystems
901 San Antonio Road, MS UCUP02-105
Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA
+1 (408) 863-3228 (fax)

There are three conference hotels. The Holiday Inn is more expensive but provides transportation to Xerox PARC. The Stanford Terrace Inn is less expensive but does not provide transportation. The Mermaid Inn is of potential interest to students on limited budgets. ICAD will provide transportation to and from the Mermaid Inn and Xerox PARC.

The first conference hotel is the: Holiday Inn Palo Alto-Stanford 625 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301 +1 (650) 328-2800 +1 (650) 327-7362 (fax) The conference rate is $139(single)/$139(double) plus tax per night. To make reservations, call 1 800 874-3516 and request the ICAD (International Conference on Auditory Display) rate. They will provide transportation to the conference.

The second conference hotel is: Stanford Terrace Inn 531 Stanford Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 +1 (800) 729-0332 +1 (650) 857-0333 (fax) The conference rate for the Stanford Terrace Inn is $94(single) /$104(double) plus tax per night. To make reservations, call 1 800 729-0332 and request the ICAD (International Conference on Auditory Display) rate. They will NOT provide transportation to the conference.

Students interested in less expensive accommodations may want to stay at the nearby Mermaid Inn for $58-$73 a night. The hotel information is: Mermaid Inn 727 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 +1 (650) 323-9481

The CUTOFF DATE for the conference rates at all of these hotels is OCTOBER 1. Please make your reservations before this date!!!

None of the hotels provides shuttle service to/from regional airports. They suggest arranging transport on the Santa Clara Airporter. The fare from San Francisco International Airport is $18 one-way. You can call the shuttle service at +1 415-771-7710 to arrange transport in advance, or simply call the shuttle upon arriving at the airport. It is possible to fly into San Jose airport as Palo Alto is about equidistant from SF and SJ airports. SJ is also somewhat more convenient as it's smaller. However, in general the cheapest airfares probably go through San Francisco.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Elizabeth Mynatt, Conference Chair, Xerox PARC James A. Ballas, Program Chair, Naval Research Laboratory Tom Dougherty, Demos and Posters Chair, Interval Research David Owen, Industry Support and Publicity, SONICON Maribeth Back, Local Arrangements, Xerox PARC Michael Albers, Registration, JavaSoft/Sun Microsystems

International Conference for Auditory Display, ICAD '97, is a program of the International Community for Auditory Display. ICAD is a not-for-profit corporation created to support research, education and community formation in the emerging field of auditory display. The primary projects of ICAD are the conferences, the listserve (icad-request@santafe.edu) and the ICAD Web site (http://www.santafe.edu/http://www.santafe.edu/~icad). Since auditory display researchers come from a wide variety of disciplinary, professional, and geographical backgrounds, ICAD seeks, above all, to facilitate communication across boundaries. A membership organization founded in 1996, ICAD welcomes participation in its programs and governance. For more information about ICAD please contact Gregory Kramer at kramer@listen.com.

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) performs pioneering research that covers a broad spectrum of research fields ranging from electronic materials and device research through computer-based systems and software, to research into work practices and technologies in use. The center's mission is to pursue those technologies that relate to Xerox's current and emerging businesses. Located in the Stanford University Industrial Park in the heart of Silicon Valley, PARC was charged upon its founding in 1970 to be the "architect of the information age." Since then it has delivered into use such significant pieces of the current information infrastructure as laser printers, graphical user interfaces, object-oriented programming languages, and Ethernet local area networks. PARC has contributed to user interfaces, electronic components, embedded software and architectures for each new line of Xerox copiers, printers and systems reprographics products. ====================================================================== Address general inquiries to: Dr. Elizabeth D. Mynatt Xerox PARC 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, California 94304 Tel: +1 650/812-4945 Fax: +1 650/812-4471 Net: mynatt@parc.xerox.com