NASSLLI 2012 June 18 - 22

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Evening events

Friday, June 15

5:00 PM - Early Arrival Happy Hour (The Dog and Duck)

Meet other early arrivals for drinks at a nearby pub. Look for locals wearing NASSLLI shirts. (406 West 17th Street)


Monday, June 18

7:30 PM - Plenary Lecture: Natural Language: Going for Low-Hanging Fruit (UTC 2.102A)

Bonnie Webber (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

8:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Legos and Libations at Caffe Medici

Conclude the first official day of NASSLLI by helping the local organizing committee construct a Turing Machine from the Lego Mindstorms kit we recently ordered (assuming it arrives in time). In any case, enjoy drinks and perhaps low-hanging fruit. (2222 Guadalupe Street)


Tuesday, June 19

6:45 PM to 10:00 PM - Gartenfest (Scholz Garten)

Celebrate Sonnwendfeiern early with Bavarian food and beer, along with some domestic favorites. (1607 San Jacinto Boulevard)


Wednesday, June 20

Instructor Banquet; Time and Location: TBA

Open to Instructors only.


Thursday, June 21

7:30 PM - Plenary Lecture: The Turing Test and Its Implications (UTC 2.102)

Michael Tye (Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin)




Friday, June 22

7:00 PM - Gavagai: Live (Caffe Medici)

Observe Steve Wechsler, John Beavers, Colin Bannard, Casey Butterfield, Eric Campbell, and special guests translate Quine's "Indeterminacy of Translation" thesis into musical form, indeterminately. (2222 Guadalupe Street)


Saturday, June 23

9:30 PM - Searching for Signs of Meaning at Medici and the Turing Centenary Reception (Caffe Medici)

What is the ultraproduct of the union of NASSLLI, RAIN, TLS and the TCS? Perhaps Patrick Blackburn can tell us. (2222 Guadalupe Street)