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Thank you everyone who attended this years meeting which I feel was well received. It is time to start organizing next years meeting.
 
I NEED THE INFORMATION BELOW SENT NOW!!!  IT IS IMPORTANT TO BEGIN ORGANIZING THE MEETING TO STEM THE DECLINE IN ATTENDANCE WE HAVE BEEN SEEING.
 
As many of you know, the board voted to host the annual meeting in St Louis for the next few years in an attempt to establish a consistent organizational plan. St Louis was selected based on my willingness to serve as organizer, the central location within the US, the ease of getting to the hotel/conference site from the airport, and the excellent facilites available at Washington University.
 
To increase attendance i am asking all Classification Society members and others intersested in being active to do the following:
 
1. Send me times in june 2009 that conflict with other society meetings. I will try to avoid as many conflicts as possible.
 
2. Send me names and web sites/contact people of other small acaedmic socieities which might be good candidates for meeting at the same time (e.g., interface, psychometrics, ASA Section on Defense and National Security ("Quantitative Methods in D&NS")).
 
3. Send me ideas for invited sessions you want to organize.
 
Thanks
 
Bill Shannon
314-704-8725 (call anytime to discuss this)
 
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