It's that time of year again—time to organize the fourth (!) annual language-blogger get-together at the upcoming LSA meeting in Chicago. In previous years, we've had trouble finding a time that works for everybody, though we do seem to end up with a pretty big group nonetheless. I think Grant Barrett's suggestion from last year—that we pick a corner of the hotel bar, designate it The Spot, and meet there casually as we're available in the evenings—worked out great, so I'll try to scout out a good spot again this year.
Do we want to get ambitious and try to schedule a dinner? It'll be hard. Thursday not everyone will be there, Friday is the business meeting and the grad student social, and Saturday is the conference reception. Furthermore, the ADS Word of the Year vote is on Friday. What say you all?