I propose we have another get-together of linguistics and language bloggers at LSA this year. That would make it the Third Annual Linguist Blogger Social, and since previous installments have been wildly popular, with literally halves of dozens of attendees, I think we'd better start getting organized. I put these three questions to you:
- What kind of gathering? The last couple of years we've done dinner, which I'm certainly amenable to doing again, but I know dinner can be hard to schedule around. Should we make it drinks in the hotel bar instead?
- Where? This obviously depends on the answer to the previous question.
- When? A glance at the LSA 2007 schedule shows that conference events finish at 8:30 on Thursday the 4th and at 8:00 on Saturday the 6th. Sunday is presumably out because everyone will be gone. Friday seems pretty full: a plenary address at 7:00, a grad student panel at 8:00, and a student mixer at 9:30; however, if you/we aren't planning to attend the business meeting, there is a window between 5:00 and 7:00.
The sooner we can decide on these details, the better we'll be able to plan. Who's in?