[texhax] Practical TeX 2005: second call for papers

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Sun Feb 6 19:26:54 CET 2005

Do you have a technique for including graphics, formatting a
bibliography, customizing LaTeX, or anything else that you would be
willing to share with other users?  Then please consider presenting your
ideas and joining other LaTeX, TeX, and ConTeXt users this summer at
Practical TeX 2005.

  Practical TeX 2005 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - June 14-17, 2005
  Please email abstracts/proposals to conferences at tug.org
  by March 1, 2005.

Practical TeX 2005, like its predecessors Practical TeX 2004 and TeX
NorthEast, is focused on practical use of LaTeX, ConTeXt, MetaPost, and
the rest of the TeX system.

If you'd like to make a presentation at the conference, please submit a
title and abstract via email (plain ASCII is fine, or any TeX format) to
conferences at tug.org by *March 1, 2005*.  Any TeX-related topic is

Presenters are invited to submit written versions of their talks.
Preprints or slides received in advance will be included in the
conference program.  After the conference, articles will published
either in TUGboat (printed, http://tug.org/TUGboat) or The PracTeX
Journal (online, http://tug.org/pracjourn).  Presentations without
corresponding formal papers are also entirely welcome at the conference.

LaTeX and the entire TeX family are often seen as a difficult tool set
requiring a fair amount of training, a notion we would like to
dispel. So, we'd like to suggest the following guidelines for presentations:

    * plan for an audience comprised mostly of users, rather than
    * emphasize typical usage, rather than esoteric features;
    * show techniques with immediate applicability for users, rather
      than prospects still in development;
    * give participants a path for learning further on their own, after
      the conference is over. 

More information is available on the conference web site,
http://tug.org/practicaltex2005.  Here are some specific links:

registration & hotel - https://www.tug.org/practicaltex2005/register.html
speakers & participants to date - http://tug.org/practicaltex2005/program.html
tutorials - http://tug.org/practicaltex2005/classes.html
publicity flyer (please post) - http://tug.org/practicaltex2005/p2005flyer.pdf

Karl Berry (TUG president)

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