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    30th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 30th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was L.A.con I, which was held in Anaheim, California, US from 1 to 4 September 1972. The venue for 30th Worldcon was the International Hotel. The organising committee was co-chaired by Charles Crayne and Bruce Pelz. The convention had 2,007 members, breaking the previous record of 1,600 set only one year earlier. The record was broken again a year later. The guests of honor were: The 33rd World Science Fiction Convention was awarded to Aussiecon I in Melbourne, Australia. This was the first time a Worldcon was awarded to a site outside North America or Europe. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon. At the L.A. Con I masquerade, one of the contestants, artist Scott Shaw!, came on stage wearing only a bathing suit, with his body completely covered with crunchy peanut butter. The name of his costume was "The Turd". from an underground comic story Shaw wrote and illustrated
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    IVth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The IVth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French IV Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique) was held in Brussels from 6 May to 10 May 1958. The congress was organized by the Office généalogique et héraldique de Belgique and the president of the event was Count Thierry de Limburg-Stirum. The congress attracted some of the most notable heraldists and genealogists in the world.
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    16th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party

    The 16th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 26 June - 13 July 1930 in Moscow. The congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was attended by 1,268 voting delegates and 891 delegates with observer status. An exercise of devotion to Joseph Stalin, this is the last congress to be dominated by the original leadership of the Soviet Union.
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    17th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 17th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Detention, was held September 4–7, 1959, at the Pick Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The chairmen were Roger Sims and Fred Prophet. The guests of honor were Poul Anderson (pro) and John Berry (fan). The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov "...with the assistance of Robert Bloch". Total attendance was 371. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    XXIInd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The XXIInd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French: XXIIe congrès international des sciences généalogique et héraldique) was held in Ottawa, Canada from August 18 to August 23, 1996. It was the twenty-second Congress held since 1929 and the first held outside of Europe. The Ottawa Congress was organized by the Canadian Heraldic Authority, the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais. The conference proceedings were published as Geneaologica et Heraldica by the University of Ottawa Press in 1998.
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    64th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    • Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
    The 64th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), styled L.A.con IV, was held in Anaheim, California, United States, from August 23-27, 2006. The venue for the 64th Worldcon was the Anaheim Convention Center and the nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels. The organizing committee was chaired by Christian B. McGuire. The total registered membership of the convention, based on preliminary post-con data reported by the committee, was 6,832, of which 5,913 physically attended. The members came from 23 different countries. By far the largest contingent was from the USA, followed by Canada, UK, Australia and Japan. The guests of honor were: The members of L.A.con IV (and Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon) selected the hosting city for the 66th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2008. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. In addition to the guests of honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the program.
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    High-Level Conference on World Food Security

    The High-Level Conference on World Food Security was a conference held in June 2008, under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Its formal name was "High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy". The Conference followed Expert Meetings and Stakeholder Consultations held by the FAO between January and April 2008. The conference focussed on the world food price crisis, climate change and agriculture and food vs fuel issues. One major issue was whether to increase production of biofuels, or whether global increases in food prices made food production much more important. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward T. Schafer was among the participants. Discussions hit a snag over debates about language on trade embargoes and export restrictions.
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    Web2.0 Expo 2008 San Francisco

    A companion event to the Web2.0 Sumit, Web 2.0 Expo is an expanded, inclusive gathering for the technology and business communities through a combined conference and tradeshow.
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    Le transfert

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    12th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 12th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 17-25 April 1923 in Moscow. This was the last congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) during Vladimir Lenin's leadership, however Lenin was unable to attend. Much of this Congress was taken up with Joseph Stalin's struggle against the Georgian National Communists. Stalin dominated the Congress with Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze and Mamia Orakhelashvili, moving against the Old Bolsheviks Budu Mdivani and Filipp Makharadze. Stalin accused the latter of: Ordzhonikidze went further: as well as "leftism" and "adventurism" The Mirsäyet Soltanğäliev attended this Congress, but was subject to attack immediately afterwards in the Tartar newspaper Eshche and arrested during May 1923. He was roundly condemned by Stalin at the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party (b) with the Workers of the National Republics of the Regions, held 9 - 12 June 1923. At this Congress the RCP redined the problems of nationalism identifying local chauvinism as the main problem rather than Great Russian chauvinism. The congress was the beginning of the so-called policy of Korenizatsiya. The main
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    Anglo-French Conference on Time-keeping at Sea

    The Anglo-French Conference on Time-keeping at Sea was held in London in June 1917. The Conference established the nautical date line and adopted an ideal form of the terrestrial time zone system for use at sea. It recommended that time changes required by changes of longitude be made in one-hour steps. This recommendation was adopted between 1920 and 1925 by all major fleets, including British, French and American. The rules applied to almost all naval ships and to many non-naval ships. Nevertheless, up to the Second World War, the old practice of keeping local apparent time prevailed on many independent merchant ships. The nautical date line is implied but not explicitly drawn on time zone maps. It follows the 180° meridian except where it is interrupted by territorial waters adjacent to land, forming gaps: it is a pole-to-pole dashed line. Ships are required to adopt the standard time of a country when they are within its territorial waters, but must revert to international time zones (15° wide pole-to-pole gores) as soon as they leave territorial waters. The 15° gore that is offset from GMT or UT1 (not UTC) by twelve hours is bisected by the nautical date line into two 7.5°
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    3rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 3rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Denvention I, which was held July 4–6, 1941, at the Shirley-Savoy Hotel in Denver, USA. This was the last Worldcon before there was a break in the annual tradition due to World War II. The next Worldcon was held in 1946. The guest of honor at the third Worldcon was Robert A. Heinlein, who gave a speech entitled "The Discovery of the Future". Olon F. Wiggins served as convention chairman. Attendance was 90 members.
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    61st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    Torcon 3 was the 61st World Science Fiction Convention, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 28-September 1, 2003. The convention was held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as well as the Fairmont Royal York and Crowne Plaza (now the InterContinental Toronto Centre) hotels. Torcon 3 was also the site of the 2003 Canvention. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. This was the first time that the 'Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form' and 'Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form' awards were presented as separate categories. Two site selection votes were held at Torcon 3. (in addition to guests of honor listed above)
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    21st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 21st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Discon I, was held August 31–September 2, 1963, at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., USA. Following the convention, Advent:Publishers published The Proceedings: Discon, edited by Richard Eney. The book includes transcripts of lectures and panels given during the course of the convention and includes numerous photographs as well. The chairman was George Scithers. The guest of honor was Murray Leinster. The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov. Total attendance was approximately 600. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    L'identification

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    9th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

    The 9th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (simplified Chinese: 中国共产党第九次全国代表大会; traditional Chinese: 中國共產黨第九次全國代表大會 pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Dìjiŭcì Quánguó Dàibiǎo Dàhuì, abbreviated Jiŭ-dà [九大]) was a pivotal Communist Party Congress in China during the height of the Cultural Revolution. It was held in Beijing, China, between April 1 and 24, 1969. The Congress formally ratified the political purge of Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping, and elevated Mao's radical allies formally to power. Lin Biao delivered the keynote political report at the congress. The report lauded the ideology of "continuous revolution," i.e., that the bourgeoisie continues to attempt capitalist restoration after they have been overthrown from power, and that such attempts should be struck down preemptively. Lin's keynote address was strongly applauded by the delegates, and frequently interrupted by rounds of slogan-chanting. The Congress labeled Liu Shaoqi as the "headquarters of the bourgeoisie". 1,512 delegates were represented at the Congress, although they were not all members of the Party. A significant number represented Red Guard groups, and there was a marked increase in the size of
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    68th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Aussiecon Four, was held 2-6 September 2010, in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the location selected by the members of Denvention 3. Guests of honour were author Kim Stanley Robinson, fan Robin Johnson, and artist Shaun Tan. The co-chairs were Perry Middlemiss and Rose Mitchell. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The 2010 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Nick Stathopoulos with laser etching by Lewis Morley and incorporating the Aussiecon 4 logo by Grant Gittus. The members of Aussiecon 4 selected Chicago, Illinois, as the host city for the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 7, to be held in 2012 in an uncontested election. With only 526 ballots cast, this election had the lowest turnout since records began to be kept in 1974. The voting breakdown was 447 votes for Chicago, 20 ballots expressed no preference, and there were 59 write-in votes for various sites.
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    11th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 11th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was held during 27 March - 2 April 1922 in Moscow. During the 11th Congress, Leon Trotsky attacked Sergey Ivanovich Gusev and Mikhail Frunze over Red Army policies, specifically matters of discipline, political doctrine, and relations with the peasantry. Trotsky lost the debate, which resulted in a discrediting of civilian critics of the Red Army. As a result, civilians were increasingly locked out of military-related resolutions following the 11th Congress. The most far-reaching event was the appointment of Joseph Stalin as the party's first General Secretary. Bukharin and Rykov were promoted to the Politburo. Both were allies of Stalin against the left wing of the party who wanted the NEP ended.
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    2nd Congress of the RSDLP

    The 2nd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was held during July 30–August 23 (July 17–August 10, O.S.) 1903, starting in Brussels, Belgium (until August 6) and ending in London. Probably as a result of diplomatic pressure from the Russian Embassy, Belgian police had forced the delegates to leave the country. The congress finalized the creation of the Marxist party in Russia proclaimed at the 1st Congress of the RSDLP. The Organising Committee for convening the Second Congress of the RSDLP was originally elected at the Białystok Conference held in March (April) 1902, but soon after the conference all the committee members but one were arrested. At Lenin's suggestion, a new Organising Committee was set up at a conference of Social-Democratic committees held in November 1902 in Pskov. On this committee the Iskra-ists had an overwhelming majority. Under Lenin's guidance, the Organising Committee carried out extensive preparatory work for the Second Congress. Draft Regulations for the convening of the Congress were adopted at a plenary session held in Orel in February 1903. Following this plenary session, members of the Organising Committee twice visited the local
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    71st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 71st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as LoneStarCon 3, will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on August 29-September 2, 2013, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Marriott Rivercenter. The convention committee is co-chaired by Laura Domitz and Bill Parker. The convention is organized by Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization, Inc. (ALAMO) which had previously organized LoneStarCon 2, the 55th World Science Fiction Convention, held in San Antonio in 1997. The Guests of Honor will be editor Ellen Datlow, author James Gunn, fan Willie Siros, author Norman Spinrad, and artist Darrell K. Sweet. (Although Sweet died in December 2011, he will remain one of the convention's honored guests.) Toastmaster will be Paul Cornell. Special guests are musician Leslie Fish and author Joe R. Lansdale. Committees who had announced bids to host the 2013 Worldcon included "Zagreb in 2013", "Texas in 2013" (San Antonio), and a hoax bid for "Minneapolis in 5773". Only "Texas in 2013" qualified to be on the official ballot. As such, Texas' bid to host the Worldcon was formally unopposed and won in balloting among members of Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction
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    46th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 46th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Nolacon II, was held 1–5 September 1988 at the Marriott, Sheraton, and International Hotels, and the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The chairman was John H. Guidry. The guest of honor was Donald A. Wollheim (pro) and Roger Sims (fan). The toastmaster was Mike Resnick. Total attendance was approximately 5,300. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    1973 World Congress of Peace Forces

    The 1973 World Congress of Peace Forces was held in Moscow, USSR, October 25-October 31, 1973. At the congress over 3200 delegates from 143 countries, representing more than 1100 political parties, national organizations and movements. Representatives from 123 international organizations took part in the event. The Congress was opened by Sean McBride, president of the International Peace Bureau and vice chairman of the international preparatory committee of the Congress. Romesh Chandra, the general secretary of the World Peace Council, was elected chair of the Congress. Other speakers at the opening of the conference were Abdulrahim Abby Farah, representative of the UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Peter Onu, vice general secretary of the Organisation of African Unity, and Pierre Lebart, representative of the UNESCO Director-General René Maheu. The main speaker of the event was Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His speech was followed by a short intervention by Horace Perera, general secretary of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, who thanked Brezhnev for his contributions for the cause of peace. Fourteen separate
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    International Conference on Population and Development

    The United Nations coordinated an International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt from 5–13 September 1994. Its resulting Program of Action is the steering document for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Some 20,000 delegates from various governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and the media gathered for a discussion of a variety of population issues, including immigration, infant mortality, birth control, family planning, the education of women, and protection for women from unsafe abortion services. The conference received considerable media attention due to disputes regarding the assertion of reproductive rights. The Holy See and several predominantly Islamic nations were staunch critics and U.S. President Bill Clinton received considerable criticism from conservatives for his participation. The official spokesman for the Holy See was archbishop Renato Martino. According to the official ICPD release, the conference delegates achieved consensus on the following four qualitative and quantitative goals: During and after the ICPD, some interested parties attempted to interpret the term ‘reproductive health’ in the sense that it implies abortion as a means of
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    15th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 15th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Loncon I, was held 6–9 September 1957 at the King's Court Hotel in London, England. It was the first Worldcon held outside North America. The chairman was Ted Carnell. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding magazine. Total attendance was 268. Events included a "fancy dress ball" on the evening of Friday, September 6th. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    29th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 29th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Noreascon I, was held September 2–6, 1971, at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The chairman was Tony Lewis. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro) and Harry Warner, Jr. (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 1,600. The convention is mentioned in the preface to The Ringworld Engineers for the MIT students who pointed out that the Ringworld would be unstable. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA

    Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA

    The Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA was an influential conference organized by Paul Berg to discuss the potential biohazards and regulation of biotechnology, held in February 1975 at a conference center at Asilomar State Beach. A group of about 140 professionals (primarily biologists, but also including lawyers and physicians) participated in the conference to draw up voluntary guidelines to ensure the safety of recombinant DNA technology. The conference also placed scientific research more into the public domain, and can be seen as applying a version of the precautionary principle. The repercussions of these guidelines are still being felt through the biotechnology industry and the participation of the general public in scientific discourse. Due to potential safety hazards, scientists worldwide had halted experiments using recombinant DNA technology, which entailed combining DNAs from different organisms. After the establishment of the guidelines during the conference, scientists continued with their research, which increased fundamental knowledge about biology and the public’s interest in biomedical research. Recombinant DNA technology arose as a result of advances in
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    Conservative Political Action Conference

    Conservative Political Action Conference

    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC;  /ˈsiːpæk/ SEE-pak) is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States. In 2011, ACU took CPAC on the road with its first Regional CPAC. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), a 501(c)3 charity. More than 100 other organizations contribute in various ways. Human Events, the Young America's Foundation, and the National Rifle Association have been three of the most prominent cosponsors in recent years. The conference was founded in 1973 by the American Conservative Union and Young Americans for Freedom as a small gathering of dedicated conservatives. Over the years it has grown to thousands of attendees annually. Roughly half of those in attendance in the past few years have been college-aged. Speakers have included Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Pat Buchanan, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tony Snow, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Allen West, Michele Bachmann, and other conservative public figures. Before, during, and after his presidency, Ronald Reagan spoke at CPAC a total of 12
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    Eucharistic Congress of Dublin

    The 31st International Eucharistic Congress, held in Dublin 22–26 June 1932, was one of the largest eucharistic congresses of the 20th century. Ireland was then home to 3,171,697 Catholics. It was selected to host the congress as 1932 was the 1500th anniversary of Saint Patrick's arrival. The chosen theme was "The Propagation of the Sainted Eucharist by Irish Missionaries." Two days before the Congress, Time Magazine noted the Congress' special theme: Seven ocean liners moored in the port basins and along Sir John Rogerson's Quay. These were De Grasse, Doric, Dresden, Duchess of Bedford, Marnix van Sint Aldegonde, Rio Bravo and Sierra Cordoba. Five others, Antonio, Laconia, Lapland, Samaria and Saturnia anchored around Scotsmans Bay. The liners acted as floating hotels and could accommodate from 130 to 1,500 people on each. The final public mass of the congress was held in Phoenix Park at 1pm on Sunday, and was celebrated by Michael Joseph Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore. Approximately 25% of the population of Ireland attended the mass and afterwards four processions left the Park to O'Connell Street where approximately 500,000 people gathered on O'Connell Bridge for the concluding
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    70th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon 7, was held in Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The convention committee was chaired by Dave McCarty and organized under the auspices of the Chicago Worldcon Bid corporation. The Guests of Honor were author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, astronaut Story Musgrave, fan Peggy Rae Sapienza, and agent guest Jane Frank. Sy Liebergot was a Special Guest. The toastmaster was John Scalzi. Morrill was not in attendance at the convention due to health issues. The "Chicago in 2012" bid committee issued a series of ten short magazines, called bidzines, each featuring a story by a different Chicago-related author, such as Frederik Pohl, Jody Lynn Nye, Phyllis Eisenstein, and Mike Resnick. Each story was approximately 2,000 words and additional stories by other Chicago authors, including Richard Garfinkle and Lois Tilton, were published on the bid's website. "Cover" art was provided by noted artists such as Kaja Foglio and Frank Wu. The bid also did not sell supporting memberships as most Worldcon bids do, instead asking supporters to simply make a donation to help the
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    13th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 13th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Clevention, was held on September 2–5, 1955, at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The chairmen were Nick and Noreen Falasca. The guests of honor were Isaac Asimov (pro) and Sam Moskowitz (mystery GoH). Total attendance was approximately 380. This was the first convention at which the Hugo Awards were established as an annual feature; the first awards had been given out two years before, at Philcon II in 1953. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party

    The 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was held during 26 January - 10 February 1934. The congress was attended by 1,225 delegates with a casting vote and 736 delegates with a consultative vote, representing 1,872,488 party members and 935,298 candidate members. Nicknamed "The Congress of the Victors" due to the economic successes of the First Five-Year Plan, it was in fact the last clandestine revolt against Stalin from within party ranks. During the elections to the party's Central Committee Stalin received a significant number (over a hundred, although the precise number is unknown) of negative votes, whereas only three delegates crossed out the name of the popular Leningrad party boss, Sergei Kirov. The results were subsequently covered up on Stalin's orders and it was officially reported that Stalin also received only three negative votes. During the Congress a group of veteran party members approached Kirov with the suggestion that he replace Stalin as the party leader. Kirov declined the offer and reported the conversation to Stalin. In public Stalin was acclaimed, not merely as the leader of the party, but as a towering, universal genius in every human
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    23rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 23rd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Loncon II, was held 27–30 August 1965 at the Mount Royal Hotel in London, United Kingdom. The chairman was Ella Parker. The guest of honor was Brian W. Aldiss. The toastmaster was Tom Boardman. Total attendance was approximately 350. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    48th World Science Fiction Convention

    48th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 48th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), was ConFiction, which was held in The Hague, Netherlands 23rd-27 August 1990 at the Netherlands Congress Centre. This convention was one of the two Worldcons held in continental Europe, the other being the 28th World Science Fiction Convention held in West Germany. The guests of honour for the convention were Joe Haldeman, Wolfgang Jeschke and Harry Harrison, with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro as Toastmaster and Andrew I. Porter as Fan Guest of Honour. The organising committee was chaired by Kees van Toorn. The total membership of the convention was 3580, despite the preparations for the Gulf war which deterred many Americans from traveling. This was the first Worldcon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, so was the first convention which many fans, writers and editors from Eastern European countries were able to attend. The convention was opened by the then Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Hugos were presented by the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands. The Hugo Awards given at the convention for achievements in the field of science fiction for the year 1989 were:
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    International Socialist Labor Congress of Brussels, 1891

    International Socialist Labor Congress, the second congress of the Second International met in Brussels, Belgium from August 16–22, 1891 at the Maison du Peuple, the headquarters of the Belgian Workers Party. For full list of delegates and the organizations they represented see, below, Congrès international ouvrier socialiste tenu à Bruxelles du 16 au 23 août p. 239-48. The congress passed resolutions on the conditions of membership to the congress, international labor legislation, the Jewish question and the rights of women, the position of the working class regarding militarism, and strikes. It also proclaim May 1 a proletarian holiday. The resolution on the Jewish question originally only condemned anti-Semitism, and stated the liberation of the Jews, as with every other people, would only be brought about by the advent of socialism. It was changed however, on the initiative of Dr. Regnard and M. Argyriades, of Franch, to condemn both anti-semitic and "philo-semitic" tyranny, noting that many Jewish financiers and banks were "great oppressors of labour".
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    Les Noms du père

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Due to political shifts in the psychoanalytic group of which Lacan was a member, only one session occurred before the seminar was abandoned.
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    First International Symposium on Chinese Women and Their Network Capital

    First International Symposium on Chinese Women and Their Network Capital is an international conference of this kind held from June 20-21, 2002 at the University of Hong Kong. Sponsored by Lee Foundation of Singapore, the Department of Sociology of HKU hosted the event with more than 30 scholars from all over the world. There were altogether 9 sessions during the two-day conference. Chinese women and their (Transnational) Social, Socio-economic and Cultural Networks, Welfare Networks, Religious Networks, Cyber Networks were discussed and discoursed. Several Hong Kong politicians also formed a forum on Chinese women and their political network. Compiled by: Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng and Tang Hei Hang, Hayes Publisher: Hong Kong : Dept. of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, 2002 Subsequent publication: Chinese women and their cultural and network capitals (edited by Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng) Singapore : Marshall Cavendish, 2004. ISBN 981-210-293-0 Details of the proceedings Women's Studies
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    15th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party

    The 15th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 2-19 December 1927 in Moscow. It was attended by 898 delegates with a casting vote and 771 with a consultative vote. In October 1927, the last Left Opposition members were expelled from the Communist Party Central Committee, and in November 1927 Leon Trotsky and Grigory Zinoviev were expelled from the Party itself. Oppositionists Christian Rakovsky and Lev Kamenev held brief speeches in front of the Congress. Rakovsky's speech was interrupted fifty-seven times by his opponents—Nikolai Bukharin, Martemyan Ryutin, and Lazar Kaganovich. Although, unlike Rakovsky, Kamanev used the occasion to appeal for reconciliation, he was interrupted twenty-four times by the same group. In this triumphant Congress, Stalin's power was consolidated, with the Trotskyists and all other leading oppositionists (like Rakovsky, Kamenev and Timofei Sapronov) expelled from the Party.
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    49th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 49th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon V, was held August 29–September 2, 1991, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The convention was chaired by Kathleen Meyer. Total attendance was reported as 5,661 members. The Guests of Honor were Hal Clement, Martin H. Greenberg, and Richard Powers (pro); and Jon & Joni Stopa (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall. Notable program participants included author Clive Barker and Timothy Leary. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    66th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 66th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention 3, was hosted in Denver, Colorado, USA on 6–10 August 2008, at the Colorado Convention Center and Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (formerly known as the Adam's Mark Hotel). The organizing committee was chaired by Kent Bloom. The attending membership at the convention was 3,751. In addition to the Guests of Honor, the convention has announced the names of the people participating in the convention program. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Golden Duck Award, are also presented each year at Worldcon. At L.A.con IV, Denver won the right to host the 66th Worldcon, on the third ballot by 12 votes in one of the closest races in Worldcon site selection history. The members of Denvention 3 selected Melbourne as the hosting city for the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2010.
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    25th Congress of the CPSU

    25th Congress of the CPSU

    The 25th congress of the Communist party of the USSR met in Moscow from February 24 to March 5 1976. The general secretary of the party Leonid Brezhnev greeted 4,998 Soviet delegates and representatives from 96 foreign countries. Among Communist-ruled nations, only the People's Republic of China and Albania did not send representatives. The congress itself produced few surprises, with the main emphasis placed on the stability of the political and economic situation and the prospects of continued success in the future, Brezhnev declared that the USSR will not invade or fight other countries. Little mention was made of fundamental problems facing the Soviet Union— the slowdown of the rate of economic growth, the low output of agriculture despite heavy investment. The only critical voices raised were those of foreign Communists. French Communist leader Georges Marchais boycotted the congress after criticizing the Soviet Union's suppression of dissidents. A major problem faced Soviet leaders, and one that has been continually evaded was the need to rejuvenate the Politburo. Once again the membership remained virtually unchanged, as did the members' average age of 66. Brezhnev himself
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    4th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party

    The Fourth (Unity) Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party that took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from April 10-25 (April 23 to May 8), 1906. The Congress was attended by 112 delegates with the right to vote, who represented 57 local Party organisations and 22 delegates with voice but no vote. Other participants were delegates from various national Social-Democratic parties: three each from the Social-Democrats of Poland and Lithuania, the Bund and the Lettish Social Democratic Labour Party, one each from the Ukrainian Social-Democratic Labour Party and the Finnish Labour Party, and also a representative of the Social Democratic Labour Party of Bulgaria. Among the Bolshevik delegates were Mikhail Frunze, Mikhail Kalinin, Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya, Vladimir Lenin, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Fyodor Sergeyev (Artyom), S. G. Shaumyan, Ivan Skvortsov-Stepanov, Joseph Stalin, Kliment Voroshilov and V. V. Vorovsky. The main items on the Congress agenda were the agrarian question, an appraisal of the current situation and the class tasks of the proletariat, the attitude to the Duma, and organisational matters. There was a bitter controversy between the Bolsheviks and
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    58th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 58th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Chicon 2000, which was held in Chicago, USA from August 31 through September 4, 2000. The venues for 58th Worldcon were Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sofitel Hotel and Fairmont Hotel. The organizing committee was chaired by Tom Veal. The convention had 6,574 members, of whom 5,794 actually attended the convention. The guests of honor were: The 61st World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2003 was awarded to Toronto, Canada. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. The 2000 Hugo Awards were administered by Michael Nelson, Covert Beach, Robert MacIntosh, Tom Veal, Mike Jencevice, and Becky Thomson. The base was designed by Johnna Klukas. In addition to the guests of honor, Chicon 2000 had 613 program participants taking part in over 1000 programming items. Some of the notable science fiction writers participating to the convention included: During the bidding process, Chicago in 2000 issued approximately forty trading cards
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    Conference on National Reconciliation in Somalia

    The Conference on National Reconciliation in Somalia was an attempt to end the Somali Civil War. It led to the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement (1993), on March 27, 1993. Fifteen different warring factions agreed to the principles of reconciliation and disarmament, but the agreement was shoaled by continued violence in Somalia. It was proceeded by the Informal Preparatory Meeting on National Reconciliation.
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    20th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 20th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Chicon III (or, less frequently, Chicon II), was held August 31–September 3, 1962, at the Pick-Congress Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Because the second Worldcon held in Chicago was officially known as TASFiC, or the Tenth Annual Science Fiction Convention, the Worldcon held in 1962 is sometimes referred to as Chicon II, although Chicon III is the generally accepted and preferred nomenclature. The chairman was Earl Kemp. The guest of honor was Theodore Sturgeon. The toastmaster was Wilson Tucker. Total attendance was approximately 730. Following the convention, Advent:Publishers published The Proceedings: Chicon III, edited by Earl Kemp. The book includes transcripts of lectures and panels given during the course of the convention and includes numerous photographs as well. Events at the convention included an address by Willy Ley. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    60th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    ConJosé was the 60th World Science Fiction Convention, held in San José, California on August 29-September 2, 2002. The convention was held in the McEnery Convention Center, as well as the Fairmont San José and the Hilton San José & Towers. ConJosé was co-chaired by Tom Whitmore and Kevin Standlee and organized under the auspices of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions. Guests of Honor for ConJosé were writer Vernor Vinge, artist David Cherry, fans Jan and Bjo Trimble, and the imaginary Ferdinand Feghoot. Tad Williams served as toastmaster. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Glasgow won the vote for the 65th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2005, as the only bid that filed. Patrick Stewart made a special appearance at ConJose. He talked about upcoming films Star Trek Nemesis and X-Men 2, as well as his experiences on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In late 2001 and early 2002, some members of the SFSFC board expressed dissatisfaction about the progress made
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    Dartmouth Conference

    • Part of conference series: Dartmouth Conferences
    The Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence was the name of a 1956 undertaking now considered the seminal event for artificial intelligence as a field. Organised by John McCarthy (then at Dartmouth College) and formally proposed by McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester and Claude Shannon, the proposal is credited with introducing the term 'artificial intelligence'. The project lasted a month, and it was essentially an extended brainstorming session. The introduction states: (McCarthy et al. 1955) The proposal goes on to discuss computers, natural language processing, neural networks, theory of computation, abstraction and creativity (these areas within the field of artificial intelligence are considered still relevant to the work of the field). According to Stottler Henke Associates, besides the proposal's authors, attendees at the conference included Ray Solomonoff, Oliver Selfridge, Trenchard More, Arthur Samuel, Herbert A. Simon, and Allen Newell.
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    Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010

    • Part of conference series: E3
    • Focus: Computer and video game industry
    • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
    The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010, commonly known as E3 2010, was the 16th Electronic Entertainment Expo held. The event took place on June 14–17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). There was also an E3 event held in Sony's PlayStation Home. E3 is used by many video game developers to present their upcoming games and game-related hardware. E3 2010 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with the show occupying the South and West Halls as well as the first floor. Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo had booths that were directly opposite of each other. Other notable developers and publishers located on this floor were Atlus, Atari, Bethesda, Sony Online Entertainment, and Capcom. The hall has three types of booths: large, medium and small. The large booths were occupied by Square Enix, MTV Games, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Disney Interactive Studios, and Electronic Arts. The medium booths were occupied by Sega, Konami, THQ, Warner Bros. Interactive, and Take-Two Interactive. The small booths were occupied by Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei. The
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    United Nations Conference on International Organization

    The United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO) was a convention of delegates from 50 Allied nations that took place from 25 April 1945 to 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, United States. At this convention, the delegates reviewed and rewrote the Dumbarton Oaks agreements. The convention resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which was opened for signature on 26 June. The conference was chaired by U.S. diplomat Alger Hiss. A square in downtown San Francisco, called "UN Plaza," commemorates the conference. It is located adjacent to the city's Civic Center.
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    125th IOC Session

    The 125th IOC Session will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013. The International Olympic Committee will meet to elect the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on September 7. They will also elect a new IOC President and will consider adding new sports for the 2020 Olympics. The IOC Session will be held at the Buenos Aires Hilton. The IOC received two bids to host the 125th IOC Session. Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur made bids. Buenos Aires was elected host city at the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver which took place prior to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The members of the IOC will elect the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on September 7, 2013. On May 23, 2012, the IOC decided which cities would become candidates. There are three Candidate Cities for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Of the three candidates, Tokyo had previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1964. The other two candidates have all made bids in the past. In order of drawing lots, the Candidate Cities are: Baku and Doha made bids but failed to become candidates. Rome submitted a bid but withdrew it shortly before applicant files were due. The IOC will elect a new IOC President at this session.
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    3rd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party

    The 3rd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was held during 12–27 April [25 Apr - 10 May (O.S.)] 1905 in London, UK. The Menshevik Central Committee had voted against calling the Congress on 7 February 1905 and voted to expel Lenin. Two days later nine of the eleven members of this committee were arrested. Leonid Krasin and Lyubimov initiated contact with the Bolsheviks and signed an agreement with Gusev and Rumyantsev for the setting up of the 3rd Congress. It was the congress of the Bolsheviks only with a handful of Mensheviks, who organised an alternative conference in Geneva. The meeting was so secretive we do not know the name of the hall they used. Krasin and Alexander Bogdanov were appointed to the "Russian Bureau of the Central Committee" charged with bringing together the two factions. Besides the routine topics, the agenda included the issues of the Russian Revolution of 1905. Lenin wanted the party to support Japan in its war on Russia (Joseph Pilsudski used the same tactic). The Congress put pressure on Lenin to return to Russia (he did eventually in November) by relocating the central committee and party newspaper in Russia.
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    8th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 8th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NorWesCon, was held September 1–4, 1950, at the Multnomah Hotel in Portland, Oregon, USA. The supporting organization was the Portland Science-Fantasy Society. The chairman was Donald B. Day. The guest of honor was Anthony Boucher. The toastmaster, listed as the "Entertainment Master of Ceremonies", was Theodore Sturgeon. Total attendance was approximately 400.
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    Paris Conference on Passports & Customs Formalities and Through Tickets

    The Paris Conference on Passports & Customs Formalities and Through Tickets was a conference organised by the League of Nations in 1920 which agreed, for the first time, on a set of standards for all passports issued by members of the League. Prior to that time, there were no internationally agreed standards for passports because they were not generally required for travel until World War I . With the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1947 (which had 188 contracting states) the responsibility for setting passport standards passed to that authority.
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    Millennium '73

    • Focus: Divine Light Mission
    • Venue: Reliant Astrodome
    Millennium '73 was a three-day festival held on November 8–10, 1973 at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, United States, by the Divine Light Mission (DLM). It featured Prem Rawat, then known as Guru Maharaj Ji, a 15-year-old guru and the leader of a fast-growing new religious movement. Organizers billed the festival as the most significant event in human history which would usher in a thousand years of peace. The festival's official schedule described the three evening addresses by Guru Maharaj Ji as the highlights of the event. Big-band music, rock bands, religious songs, choral works, a dance performance and speeches by other DLM leaders filled the program from noon to 10 pm. Media events included press conferences and an impromptu debate. Millennium '73 received wide publicity. Rennie Davis, a prominent anti-war activist and member of the Chicago Seven, helped draw attention to the event as a spokesman for the DLM. Notable journalists attended, some of them acquaintances of Davis from the New Left. It was later described by some scholars and journalists as among the major events of 1973 and the 1970s, the high point of Guru Maharaj Ji's popularity, and the most important
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    19th Congress of the Civic Democratic Party

    19th Congress of the Civic Democratic Party was an annual meeting of the delegates of the Civic Democratic Party which took place in Prague from 5 December 2008 to 7 December 2008. Congress of the Civic Democratic Party takes place every year. A new chairman and a new presidium of the party are elected every two years. The party lost its governorships in every region in the 2008 regional elections. Mirek Topolanek, the Prime Miister and the chairman of the party, was challenged by the Mayor of Prague and the 1st Vice Chairman of the party, Pavel Bém. The election of new chairman took place on 7 December 2008. There were 492 delegates. 6 votes were invalid. Mirek Topolanek was elected in the first round. There were 4 candidates in the first round for the position. Petr Bendl, Ivan Langer, Evžen Tošenovský and David Vodrážka. There were 492 delegates, 2 votes were invalid. The two candidates with the most points got on the second round. There were 492 delegates and 3 votes were invalid. Nobody got the majority of the votes so no one was elected. After a conversation with Prime Minister and the chairman of the party, Mirek Topolánek, Ivan Langer withdrew his candidacy. In the third
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    36th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 36th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as IguanaCon II, was held 30 August – 4 September 1978 at the Hyatt Regency, Adams House, Phoenix Convention Center & Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The original committee chairman was Greg Brown, who served for the first eighteen months of the convention committee's existence; he was replaced for the final six months prior to the convention and during the convention itself by Tim Kyger. Gary Farber was the de facto vice-chairman as well as director of operations during the convention. The guests of honor were Harlan Ellison (pro) and Bill Bowers (fan). Josef Nesvadba had been announced as the European guest of honor for IguanaCon, but he could not get travel papers and did not attend. The toastmaster was F. M. Busby. Total attendance was approximately 4,700. Despite the name, this was the first "IguanaCon".
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    45th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 45th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Conspiracy '87, was held 27 August – 1 September 1987 at the Metropole Hotel and The Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. The initial chairman was Malcolm Edwards, who had to scale back his involvement several months before the con, and was succeeded by Paul Oldroyd with the title of "Coordinator", later recognised as chairman. The toastmaster was Brian W. Aldiss. Total attendance was 4,009, out of 5,425 paid memberships.
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    7th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 7th (extraordinary) Congress of the RSDLP(b) (Russian Social Democratic Labor Party) is also known as the Extraordinary 7th Congress of the RCP(b) (Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks)) was held during 6–8 March 1918. During this congress the Bolsheviks changed the name of their party to include the word "Communist". It was the first congress of Bolsheviks after their gaining the power in the October Revolution. It was held in the Taurida Palace in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) on the extraordinary occasion to decide on the peace with Germany in the World War I, concluded by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk earlier in March, The 47 plenipotentiary and 59 consultative delegates represented about 17,000 Party members. The actual Party head count was about 300,000, but many delegates could not arrive on the short notice, partially because of the German occupation of the significant territory. The agenda was: The Brest Peace was an issue of fierce controversy within the Party. The Brest Peace was oppose by the faction of Left Communists, who were led by Nickolay Bukharin and were influential in the major party organizations: in Moscow, Petrograd, and Urals . Among the supperters of the
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    ACMGIS 2012

    ACMGIS 2012

    • Part of conference series: ACM SIGSPATIAL
    • Focus: Geographic Information Science
    • Venue: Redondo Beach
    The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2012 (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012) is the twentieth event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of GIS ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012.
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    ISKO UK Conference 2009

    • Part of conference series: ISKO UK Conference
    The first biennial Conference of the British Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO UK) entitled "Content Architecture: Exploiting and Managing Diverse Resources", took place on 22-23 June 2009, in London. It was organized in cooperation with the Department of Information Studies, University College London and brought together more than 140 people from all the diverse specialisms that contribute to integrated information systems and services. The conference followed a series of highly successful afternoon meetings that became part of the ISKO UK regular programme.
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    19th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 19th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Seacon, was held September 2–4, 1961, at the Hyatt House Hotel in Seattle, Washington, USA. The convention chair was Wally Weber. The guest of honor at the 19th Worldcon was Robert A. Heinlein, who gave a speech titled "The Future Revisited". He was previously the guest of honor at the 3rd Worldcon and would again be the guest of honor at the 34th Worldcon. The Toastmaster was Harlan Ellison. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    AUKcon

    AUKcon was a one-day anime convention held in London, England, on 19 February 1994. It was organised and sponsored by ANIME UK Magazine and Sigma Publishing, with the support of the Sheffield Space Centre and various other dealers. The Sheffield Space Centre also sponsored the successful ANIME DAY conventions from 1991-4. The venue was the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, a short walk from Holborn Underground station. The registration charge was £10. Attendees came from all over the UK and some even made the trek from Italy, France, Holland and Belgium. Although one much later fan source (2001) records that 'nearly 300 people' attended the convention, the hall's fire limit of 500 was exceeded and the fire marshals attended onsite to confirm that everything was safe. The guest of honour was Toren Smith, writer of the American DIRTY PAIR comic and founder of Studio Proteus. British distributors including Manga Entertainment, Crusader Video and Kiseki Films were also represented. Lawrence Guiness of Manga announced that the company had acquired distribution rights for RANMA 1/2 and planned to start releasing it in 1994. Kiseki Films sold subtitled copies of RETURN OF THE
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    Evian Conference

    The Évian Conference was convened at the initiative of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in July 1938 to discuss the issue of increasing numbers of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. For eight days, from July 6 to 13, representatives from 32 countries met at Évian-les-Bains, France. Twenty-four voluntary organizations also attended, as observers, many of whom presented plans orally and in writing. Journalists came from all over the world to observe. The Jews of Austria and Germany were very hopeful, believing that this international conference would provide them a safe haven. "The United States had always been viewed in Europe as champion of freedom and under her powerful influence and following her example, certainly many countries would provide the chance to get out of the German trap. The rescue, a new life seemed in reach." Hitler responded to the news of the conference by saying essentially that if the other nations would agree to take the Jews, he would help them leave. I can only hope and expect that the other world, which has such deep sympathy for these criminals [Jews], will at least be generous enough to convert this sympathy into practical aid. We, on our part,
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    Malofiej 19

    • Part of conference series: Malofiej
    • Focus: Information visualization
    • Venue: Pamplona
    Malofiej 19 was a conference on visual journalism.
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    United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

    The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference) was an international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5–16, 1972. It was the UN's first major conference on international environmental issues, and marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics. When the UN General Assembly decided to convene the Stockholm Conference, at the initiative of the Government of Sweden, UN Secretary-General U Thant invited Maurice Strong to lead it as Secretary-General of the Conference. The conference was opened and addressed by the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and secretary-general Kurt Waldheim to discuss the state of the global environment. Attended by the representatives of 113 countries, 19 inter-governmental agencies, and more than 400 inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, it is widely recognized as the beginning of modern political and public awareness of global environmental problems. The meeting agreed upon a Declaration containing 26 principles concerning the environment and development; an Action Plan with 109 recommendations, and a
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    World Urban Forum III

    World Urban Forum III was an international UN-Habitat event on urban sustainability, also known as WUF3 (World Urban Forum) and FUM3 (Forum Urbain Mondial). WUF3 was organized by the UN-Habitat and facilitated and funded by the Government of Canada. It was held on 19–23 June 2006 in Vancouver to help solve urgent problems of the world's cities. The theme of the third session of the world urban forum was: "Sustainable Cities – Turning Ideas into Action". "From Ideas to Action" was the intended outcome of the conference. Officially it was suggested that this conference would be considered a success if every participant took home and implemented at least one new idea. Within the next 50 years, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. As these cities expand, the world community faces the challenge of minimizing the growing poverty crisis and improving the urban poor's access to basic facilities, such as shelter, clean water and sanitation. World Urban Forum 3 brought together thousands of the world's best thinkers on urbanization – experts, decision makers and members of public and private institutions – to zero in on solutions to these key 21st century
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    44th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 44th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConFederation, was held August 28 through September 1, 1986, at the Marriott Marquis and Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The convention was co-chaired by Penny Frierson and Ron Zukowski. Total attendance for the convention was reported as 5,811 members. The Guests of Honor were author Ray Bradbury (pro) and writer Terry Carr (fan). The toastmaster was Bob Shaw.
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    7th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 7th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Cinvention, was held September 3–5. 1949, at the Hotel Metropole in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The Guests of Honor were Lloyd A. Eshbach (pro) and Ted Carnell (fan). Don Ford carried out the duties of Chairman, but was officially Secretary-Treasurer; Charles R. Tanner had the honorary title of Chairman. Total attendance was approximately 190.
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    53rd World Science Fiction Convention

    53rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), Intersection, was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 24-28 August 1995. The event was also the Eurocon. The venues for the 53rd Worldcon were the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and the nearby Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Central and Crest Hotels. The total registered membership of the convention was 6524, of which 4173 physically attended. The organising committee was co-chaired by Vincent Docherty and Martin Easterbrook. The British science fiction writer John Brunner died of a stroke on 25 August 1995, while attending Intersection. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    6th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 6th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Torcon, was held July 3–5, 1948, at RAI Purdy Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the first time the convention was held outside the United States. The chairman was Ned McKeown. The guests of honor were Robert Bloch (pro) and Bob Tucker (fan). Total attendance was approximately 200.
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    32nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 32nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Discon II, was held 29 August – 2 September 1974 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., USA. The official co-chairmen were Jay and Alice Haldeman; Ron Bounds was the vice-chairman. The guests of honor were Roger Zelazny (pro) and Jay Kay Klein (fan). The toastmaster was Andrew J. Offutt. Total attendance was 3,587.
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    34th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    • Venue: Radisson Muehlebach Hotel
    The 34th World Science Fiction Convention was named MidAmeriCon and was held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2–6 September 1976, at the historic Radisson Muehlebach Hotel and nearby Phillips House hotel. The convention committee was chaired by Ken Keller, who had also chaired the "KC in '76" bid. There were 4200 registered members of the convention, of which 3014 actually attended. The professional Guest of Honor at the 34th Worldcon was former Kansas Citian Robert A. Heinlein. During the convention he was in much demand and was at many of its events; this included a successful blood donation drive and a later blood donors' reception held at the nearby Hotel Contennental, one of the Worldcon's overflow hotels. Being someone with a very rare blood type, Heinlein had organized the blood drive and reception. He did not prepare a formal guest of honor speech, as such, but gave a generally well received one, immediately following the convention's Hugo Awards ceremony at the nearby Art Deco-inspired Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. Heinlein came with an alarm clock and put it on his center stage podium and spoke casually until his own preset time period ended with the alarm going off.
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    67th World Science Fiction Convention

    67th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    • Focus: Science Fiction
    • Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal
    The 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Anticipation, was hosted in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 6–10 August 2009, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The organising committee was co-chaired by René Walling and Robbie Bourget. Official guests of the 67th Worldcon were: Anticipation was the fifth Worldcon to be held in Canada and the first one to be held in an officially French-speaking city. Anticipation also incorporated the annual Canvention, including the presentation of the Aurora Awards. Anticipation was the first Worldcon to include a category for graphic story on the Hugo ballot. The category filled with six nominations due to a tie for fifth place. A number of notable science fiction and fantasy awards were presented at Anticipation. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The 2009 Hugo Award statue base was designed by Seattle-based artist Dave Howell. The Prix Aurora Awards are given out annually for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy literary works, artworks, and fan activities from that year, and are awarded in both
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    RSI

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    VISAPP 2010

    • Part of conference series: 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)
    • Focus: Computer vision
    Conference name: 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) Venue: Angers-France Event Date: 17-21 May, 2010 The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision applications systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Formation to Image Understanding including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VISAPP. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. CONFERENCE AREAS Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed. 1. Image Formation and Processing 2. Image Analysis 3. Image Understanding 4. Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision AREA 1: IMAGE FORMATION AND PROCESSING - Computational Geometry - Multi-view Geometry - Illumination and Reflectance Modeling - Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors - Multimodal and Multisensor Models of Image Formation - Image Quality - Image Filtering - Spatial Color Indexing - Enhancement and Restoration - Mathematical Morphology - Implementation of Image and Video Processing Systems AREA 2: IMAGE ANALYSIS - Early Vision and Image Representation - Surface Geometry and Shape - Feature Extraction - Segmentation and Grouping - Time-Frequency Analysis - Wavelet Analysis - Statistical Approach - Structural and Syntactic Approach - Fractal and Chaos Theory in Image Analysis - Image Registration - Video Analysis AREA 3: IMAGE UNDERSTANDING - Recognition and Indexing - Cognitive & Biologically Inspired Vision - Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control - Neural Networks - Object, Event and Scene Recognition, Retrieval and Indexing - Human Activity Recognition - Face and Gesture Recognition - Dynamics and Learning for Gesture Interpretation - Visual Learning - Pattern Recognition in Image Understanding - Optical Color Pattern Recognition - Data Mining in Pattern Recognition - Model Acquisition and Validation - 2D and 3D Scene Understanding - Localization and Recognition of 3D Object Features - Recognizing 3-D Object Shapes from Range Data AREA 4: MOTION, TRACKING AND STEREO VISION - Real-time Vision - Active and Robot Vision - Visually Guided Robotics - Visual Navigation - Motion and Tracking - Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion - Matching Correspondence and Flow - Model-based Object tracking in Image Sequences - Tracking of People and Surveillance - Segment Cluster Tracking - Retrieval of 3D Objects from Video Sequences - Detecting 3D Objects Using Patterns of Motion and Appearance - Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction IMPORTANT DATES Conference date: 17 - 21 May, 2010 Position Paper Submission: January 12, 2010 Authors Notification (position papers): February 04, 2010 Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: February 16, 2010 SECRETARIAT CONTACTS VISAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: + 44 203 014 5434 e-mail:visapp.secretariat@insticc.org Web:http://visapp.visigrapp.org
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    59th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The Millennium Philcon was the 59th World Science Fiction Convention, held from August 30 to September 3, 2001 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Most commentators mentioned the titanic size of the convention center. Darrell Schweitzer said of it, "Imagine a convention held in a zeppelin hangar -- designed for multiple zeppelins -- and you will begin to get the idea ... [There was] enough airspace to fly a small plane indoors." Total memberships of all types were 6,288. Of those, 933 were supporting memberships and 6 were kids-in-tow. Actual on-site attendance was 4,592. Many commentators spoke of the outsize the Philadelphia Convention Center. Despite the convention being sizable, "attendees seemed to rattle around the oversize room." 115 individual dealers sold goods at 258 tables in the dealers' room. Dealers reported good sales, but there was some confusion about tax laws and last-minute license charges which upset some dealers. 440 people participated in 530 panel discussions, dialogues, slide shows, autograph session, and readings. The panel on "The State of Science Fiction Publishing Today" took a troubling
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    14th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party

    The 14th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 18-31 December 1925 in Moscow. This congress was marked by the struggle between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky for control of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).
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    L'angoisse

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    Congress of Visegrád

    The first Congress of Visegrád was a 1335 summit in Visegrád in which Casimir III of Poland, Charles I of Hungary, and John I of Bohemia formed an anti-Habsburg alliance. John gave up his claims to the Polish throne in exchange for 20,000 Prague groschen and the recognition of his suzerainty over Silesia.
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    121st International Olympic Committee Session

    The 121st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session was held on October 1–9, 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark, during which Rio de Janeiro was selected as the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The city of Copenhagen was chosen on February 8, 2006 by the 118th IOC Session held in Turin, Italy to stage the 13th Olympic Congress, together with the meetings of the Executive Board and the 121st IOC Session. The other candidates were Athens (Greece), Busan (South Korea), Cairo (Egypt), Riga (Latvia), Singapore (Singapore), Taipei (Chinese Taipei). Convened on the initiative of President Jacques Rogge, the 13th Olympic Congress brought together all the constituent parties of the Olympic Movement to study and discuss the current functioning of the Movement and define the main development axes for the future. The programme for the meeting was: On October 2, 2009, the IOC voted to elect the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio de Janeiro was elected host city after three rounds of voting. This was Rio's fourth bid for the Olympic Games.
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    26th Congress of the CPSU

    26th Congress of the CPSU

    The 26th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union opened on February 23, 1981 with a five-hour address by the General Secretary of the party and the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (president) Leonid Brezhnev. This was the last congress of Brezhnev who died in 1982. Soviet television viewers saw only the beginning and end of the ailing leader's delivery; excerpts from the rest of the speech were read from the studio by an announcer. Brezhnev proposed another arms control talks. At a time when an aging Soviet leadership faced a decline in economic growth, severe food problems at home, grave uncertainties about its future relationship with the United States, and unsettling events in Poland, the congress ended its week of speeches by unanimously confirming the existing leadership. For the first time in many years no one was added to the Politburo. The 14 voting members, whose average age was 69, and eight non-voting members (average age 65) were all reelected. None of the present members of the Politburo was a likely long term successor to General Secretary Brezhnev, who was 74. After ousting Nikita Khrushchev in 1964, Brezhnev did not repeat Khrushchev's
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    2nd World Congress of the Comintern

    2nd World Congress of the Comintern

    The 2nd World Congress of the Comintern was a gathering of approximately 220 voting and non-voting representatives of Communist and revolutionary socialist political parties from around the world, held in Petrograd and Moscow from July 19 to August 7, 1920. The 2nd Congress is best remembered for formulating and implementing the 21 Conditions for membership in the Communist International. The 2nd World Congress of the Communist International, held in the summer of 1920, has been regarded by scholars as "the first authentic international meeting of the new organization's members and supporters," owing to the ad hoc nature of the 1919 Founding Convention. The gathering is also significant for the level of participation of Soviet leader V.I. Lenin, who participated in the affairs of the gathering more intensely than at any other, preparing a host of key documents and actively helping to chart the gathering's course. The 2nd World Congress took place at a time of heated world political passion, as British historian E.H. Carr later recalled: "The second congress marked the crowning moment in the history of the Comintern as an international force, the moment when the Russian revolution
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    Encore

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    First Zionist Congress

    First Zionist Congress

    • Part of conference series: Zionist Congress
    • Venue: Basel City Casino
    The First Zionist Congress (Hebrew: הקונגרס הציוני הראשון‎) was the inaugural congress of the Zionist Organization (ZO) (to become the World Zionist Organization (WZO) in 1960) held in Basel (Basle), Switzerland, from August 29 to August 31, 1897. It was convened and chaired by Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionism movement. The Congress formulated a Zionist platform, known as the Basel program, and founded the Zionist Organization. It also adopted the Hatikvah as its anthem (already the anthem of Hovevei Zion and later to become the national anthem of the State of Israel). The first Zionist Congress was convened by Theodor Herzl as a symbolic parliament. "Alongside the dynamic development of the Zionist movement, which generated waves of enthusiasm throughout the Jewish public, sharp criticism began to appear about Zionism, claiming that Zionism could not hope to resolve the Jewish problem and would only serve to harm the status of Jewish laborers and sabotage its own recognition as an independent class." Typical of this, the Congress, which was originally planned in Munich, Germany, was transferred to Basel by Herzl, because of vocal opposition by both the Orthodox and
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    VISIGRAPP 2010

    • Part of conference series: International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP)
    Conference name: International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP) Venue: Angers-France Event Date: 17-21 May, 2010 The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications is to bring together researchers and practitioners on the areas of computer vision, imaging and computer graphics, interested in both theoretical advances and applications in these fields. Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics are known areas which are becoming more and more interrelated with important interdisciplinary work, often as a result of an iterative combined process of image analysis and synthesis with models created in one of the fields being used to improve models created in another. Imaging is a research area particularly well known for its application results, recently noted especially in the area of Medical Imaging. The VISIGRAPP component conferences are specialized in the following topics: GRAPP is structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments, IMAGAPP covers theory, applications and technologies related to image display, colour coding, medical imaging, remote sensing, business document processing, digital fabrication, printing and electronic devices and VISAPP has also four main tracks, namely: Image Formation and Processing, Image Analysis, Image Understanding and Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision. VISAPP International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications http://visapp.visigrapp.org IMAGAPP International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications http://imagapp.visigrapp.org GRAPP International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications http://grapp.visigrapp.org IVAPP International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications http://ivapp.visigrapp.org Important Dates Position Paper Submission: January 12, 2010 Authors Notification (position papers): February 04, 2010 Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: February 16, 2010 Contacts: VISIGRAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: + 44 203 014 5434 Email: secretariat@visigrapp.org Web: http://www.visigrapp.org/
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    World Architecture Festival

    World Architecture Festival

    The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual festival and live awards for the global architecture community which come to debate, learn and be inspired. The 2012 Festival is to be held in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands designed by the architect Moshe Safdie. For the 2008 awards, international juries shortlisted the best recently completed buildings in 17 categories from a total of 722 entries from 63 countries. All the 224 shortlisted projects were presented by their architects to the juries and audiences at the festival. On the final day the 17 category winners again had to present the work, competing against one other to win the first architectural Prix de Barcelona. The international judging panel, composed of architects, allied professionals, clients and architecture critics, was headed by Norman Foster. The festival is organised by EMAP, a media group that also runs other festivals including the World Retail Congress and Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, as well as publishes various journals including within the field of architecture the Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal. Since the first WAF in 2008, over 8000 architects have attended the
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    World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace

    The World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace convened in Wrocław, Poland on August 25-28, 1948, in the aftermath of the Second World War. Notable politicians, academics, and artists attended, including Pablo Picasso, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Irène Joliot-Curie, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Éluard, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Dominique Desanti, Ilya Ehrenburg, Martin Andersen-Nexo, Sir John Boyd-Orr, Olaf Stapledon, Alexander Fadeyev, Julien Benda, William Gropper, Eugénie Cotton, Jerzy Borejsza, Anna Seghers and Alves Redol. The Congress was marked by an anti-American and pro-communist tone. The Congress elected a permanent International Committee of Intellectuals in Defence of Peace (also known as the International Committee of Intellectuals for Peace and the International Liaison Committee of Intellectuals for Peace) with headquarters in Paris. The Congress called for the establishment of national branches and the holding of national meetings along the same Communist lines as the World Congress. In accordance with this policy, a Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace was held in New York City in March 1949. Julia Pirotte, a photojournalist known for her work in the French
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    XXVth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The XXVth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French XXV Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique)was held in Dublin from 16 September to 21 September 2002. The proceedings took place at Dublin Castle, and the theme of the Congress was "Genealogy and Heraldry: Their Place and Practice in Changing Times." The event attracted some of the most notable heraldists and genealogists in the world.
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    14th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 14th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NyCon II or NEWYORCON, was held August 31–September 3, 1956, at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, New York, USA. The chairman was David A. Kyle. The Guest of Honor was Arthur C. Clarke. The toastmaster was Robert Bloch. Total attendance was approximately 850. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. It was at this Worldcon that a group of fans (including Bob Tucker, Boyd Raeburn, Dick Eney, Ron Ellik and Ted White) who had not paid the $7 fee for the convention banquet chose to sit in the balcony and listen to the Guest of Honor speeches. Convention chair Kyle had a messenger tell the "Balcony Insurgents" that Kyle had said they could not sit there. Since almost every fan who wrote about the convention reported the incident, "Dave Kyle Says You Can't Sit Here" became a fannish catchphrase. The primary bid for the 15th World Science Fiction Convention was for London. This would be the first Worldcon outside North America, and
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    16th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 16th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Solacon, was held August 29–September 1, 1958, at the Alexandria Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA. Solacon was physically in Los Angeles, but (by mayoral proclamation) technically in South Gate, California, to fulfill their bid slogan of "South Gate in '58." Superfan Rick Sneary had a cardboard sign at this convention that read "We'll do it again in 2010" that he carried to numerous future Worldcons. His death in 1990 laid that dream to rest and the 2010 Worldcon happened in Melbourne, Australia. The chairman was Anne S. Moffatt. The guest of honor was Richard Matheson. The toastmaster was Anthony Boucher. Total attendance was 322. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    38th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 38th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon Two, was held 29 August – 1 September 1980 at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel and Hynes Civic Auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The chairman was Leslie Turek. The guests of honor were Damon Knight (pro), Kate Wilhelm (pro), and Bruce Pelz (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 5,850.
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    56th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    BucConeer was the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on August 5–8, 1998. The convention was held in the Baltimore Convention Center, as well as the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, the Omni Inner Harbor Baltimore (now the Wyndham), and the Baltimore Hilton and Towers. The convention was chaired by Peggy Rae Pavlat. Philadelphia won the vote for the 59th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in 2001. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    5th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 5th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon I, was held 30 August – 1 September 1947 at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The chairman was Milton Rothman. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. L. Jerome Stanton served as Toastmaster. Total attendance was approximately 200.
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    International Conference on Afghanistan

    On 28 January 2010, an International Conference on Afghanistan was held at Lancaster House in London, where members of the international community discussed the further progress on the Petersberg agreement from 2001 on the democratization of Afghanistan after the ousting of the Taliban regime. The one-day conference, hosted by the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the Afghan government, meant to chart a new course for the future of Afghanistan and brought together foreign ministers and senior representatives from more than 70 countries and international organizations. The conference was also attended by the Afghan president Hamid Karzai, the Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Spanta, the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, UN envoy Kai Eide and the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, as well as the former Afghan minister of finance Ashraf Ghani and the British prime minister Gordon Brown. Afghanistan agreed to timetables to take control of certain military and police functions, and launched a program to lure Taliban insurgents back to mainstream life with financial incentives. In early September 2009, even before the publication of
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    Vilnius Conference 2006

    Vilnius Conference 2006

    Vilnius Conference 2006: Common Vision for Common Neighborhood brought together delegations from the Baltic and Black Sea regions to discuss common interests and reinforce their commitments to the advancement of democracy and common values in their respective regions. The Conference took place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and was hosted by the President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus. Vilnius Conference 2006 included Youth, Non-government organizations, and Intellectuals forums. The Conference was opened by a Youth forum on May 1, 2006. Forum participants discussed cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic areas, the New Democracies success stories, the European Union's role in spreading the values of democracy, and other issues. Advancement of democracy in Europe’s east regions, European values and other topics were discussed in the Intellectual's forum. Spread of democracy and its benefits dominated the Non-government organizations forum. Andrei Illarionov, the former adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, delivered a speech dealing with the current situation in Russia. The final phase of the Vilnius Conference 2006 was the Heads of State Summit attended by the
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    Web 2.0 Conference (2005)

    Web 2.0 Conference (2005)

    • Part of conference series: Web 2.0 Conference
    The Web 2.0 Summit (formerly known as the Web 2.0 Conference) is an annual event, held in San Francisco, California, featuring discussions about the World Wide Web. The event was started in 2004 by Tim O'Reilly, who is also widely credited with coining the term "Web 2.0". It is organized by O'Reilly's company, O'Reilly Media, and O'Reilly and journalist/entrepreneur John Battelle serve as co-moderators. The Web 2.0 Summit is an invitation-only event, and has featured many of the most prominent enterpreneurs and thinkers of the web community. Spinoff events included the Web 2.0 Expo and Gov 2.0 Summit. File:Web-2-0 summit logo.jpeg== 2004== The first Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. It is believed to be the point at which the term Web 2.0 came into popular usage. Speakers at the conference included Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, John Doerr, Mary Meeker, Craig Newmark, Marc Andreessen, Cory Doctorow, Bill Gross, Lawrence Lessig, Halsey Minor, Louis Monier and Jerry Yang. The 2005 Web 2.0 Conference was held October 5-7, 2005 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco. Speakers included Stewart Butterfield, Mark Cuban, Bram Cohen, Mena Trott, Joe
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    47th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 47th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Noreascon 3 (or "... Three", or "... III"), was held 31 August 1989 – 4 September 1989 at the Sheraton-Boston Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, and the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The chairman was Mark L. Olson. The Guests of Honor were Andre Norton, Ian & Betty Ballantine (pro), and The Stranger Club (fan). Seven surviving members of the latter group attended, including Harry Stubbs (Hal Clement). Total attendance was 6,837, of 7,795 paid memberships. The 1989 Hugo Award base honored the 50th anniversary of both the 1939 New York World's Fair and the first Worldcon. The Fair's iconic Trylon and Perisphere were represented with the Hugo Award rocket taking the place of the 610 feet (190 m) tall Trylon spire.
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    Campus in Multidisciplinary Perception and Intelligence of Albacete 2006

    "50 Years of Artificial Intelligence: Campus in Multidisciplinary Perception and Intelligence, CMPI-2006" was the most important event, for the celebration of the fifty years of the Dartmouth Conference, in spanish language. It was celebrated in the city of Albacete (Spain). In 2006 was celebrated the fifty years of the Dartmouth Conference. But, despite all the time passed, the problem of finding the precise descriptions of the features of the brain and the mind mentioned in the 1955 proposal still remains open today. The 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence was celebrated in different places all around the world. In the campus more than a hundred of important international specialists met, such as Rodolfo Llinás, José Mira Mira, Héctor Geffner, Gustavo Deco or Ramón López de Mántaras. The first speaker of the conferences was Rodolfo Llinás, who is the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of the department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine, director of the Neurolab of the NASA and considered as one of the fathers of neuroscience. Some international journals decided to launch special issues dedicated to disseminate the celebration
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    Tanglewood Symposium

    The Tanglewood Symposium was a conference that took place from July 23 to August 2, 1967 in Tanglewood, Massachusetts. It was sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) in cooperation with the Berkshire Music Center, the Theodore Presser Foundation, and the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Boston University. The purpose was to discuss and define the role of music education in contemporary American society and to make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of music instruction. Participants included sociologists, scientists, labor leaders, educators, representatives of corporations, musicians, and people involved with other aspects of music. Position papers had been published in the March and April, 1967 issues of the Music Educators Journal. The papers served as the bases for discussion at the 1967 MENC divisional conferences and for the Tanglewood Symposium. The sessions were moderated by Max Kaplan, Wiley L. Housewright, Allen P. Britton, David P. McAllester, and Karl D. Ernst. Three broad questions were considered: The Tanglewood Symposium is summarized in the statement entitled "The Tanglewood Declaration," which provided a philosophical basis for
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    Web 2.0 Conference

    • Part of conference series: Web 2.0 Conference
    The first Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, and is believed to be the point at which the term Web 2.0 came into popular usage.
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    XXVIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The XXVIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French XXVII Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique) was a major meeting of genealogists and heraldists. The gathering took place in St Andrews, Scotland in August 2006 and was held at the University of St Andrews. The congress patron was Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. The co-presidents of the congress were Robin Blair, Lord Lyon King of Arms, and Malcolm Innes of Edingight, Orkney Herald Extraordinary. The theme of the lectures was "Myth and Propaganda in Heraldry and Genealogy".
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    Les psychoses

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    XXVIIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The XXVIIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French XXVIII Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique) was held in Quebec City from 23 June to 28 June 2008. This was the twenty eighth Congress to be held since 1929. The congress was organized by the Société de généalogie de Québec under the patronage of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and Michaëlle Jean, the Governor General of Canada. The theme of the congress was "The Meeting of Two Worlds: Quest or Conquest" Conference Homepage
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    5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party

    5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party

    The 5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was held in London between May 13 and June 1, 1907. The congress was the largest in attendance of the congresses of the unified RSDLP. Thirty-five session of the congress were held in the Brotherhood Church in Hackney, during which stormy debates took place. In total 338 delegates attended the congress. The delegates represented around 150,000 party members (43,000 Mensheviks, 33,000 Bolsheviks, 33,000 Bundists, 28,000 Polish Social Democrats and 13,000 Latvian Social Democrats). 300 of the delegates had voting rights. There were 105 Bolsheviks, 97 Mensheviks, 59 representatives of the General Jewish Labour Bund, 44 delegates of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), 29 delegates of the Latvian Social Democracy and 4 'non-faction' delegates. Lenin was a delegate, representing the Upper Kama region. The congress was a site of clashes between the Bolshevik and Menshevik factions of the party. The Bolsheviks argued in favour of preparations for an armed uprising against Czarist rule, a position which the Menshevik leader Julius Martov denounced as 'putschist'. Another issue of disagreement
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    9th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 9th Congress of the Russian Communist Party took place from 29 March 1920 till 5 April 1920. The Congress opened in the Bolshoi Theatre with an introductory speech by Vladimir Lenin. The following meetings of the Congress took place in one of the buildings of the Kremlin. Present at the Congress were 715 delegates, of whom 553 had the right to vote and 162 were delegates with voice but no vote. The agenda included:
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    Cork Caucus

    Cork Caucus was a major interdisciplinary, international meeting of 60-80 artists, thinkers, writers, philosophers and other creative individuals during the summer of 2005, that investigated cultural, political and artistic issues. It was devised by the National Sculpture Factory as part of Cork's tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2005, and was curated by Charles Esche, Art / not art (David Dobz O'Brien and Fergal Gaynor) and Annie Fletcher. The intention of Cork Caucus was to stimulate the discursive environment of the city of Cork and to provide ways for contemporary art to intervene in social life and political thinking. This was particularly significant given the Capital of Culture status of Cork, which provided a platform for culture to reach beyond its traditional interest groups. It was hoped that this model would impact on future activities and the ongoing cultural and intellectual life of the city. Participants included: Cork Caucus: on art, possibility & democracy, a book based on the proceedings was published November 2006. Text editors were Trevor Joyce and Shep Steiner, and graphic editors Can Altay and David (Dobz) O'Brien. In November and December 2007, two of
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    117th IOC Session

    The 117th International Olympic Committee Session was held for the first time in Singapore from 2 July to 9 July 2005. The meeting was particularly significant as two important decisions were made through voting during the session - namely the selection of the hosting city for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a review of the 28 sports currently represented in the summer games. The session was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, which is on level 4 of the Raffles City complex. The opening ceremony on 5 July 2005 was held at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. An exhibition was launched at the podium of the Raffles City Shopping Complex, that would continue until 10 July. The IOC Session commenced. The IOC's Executive Board started two days of meetings. The Executive Board meetings resumed with updates on the progress of preparations for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver by their respective representatives. The board approved Beijing's request to hold the equestrian events in Hong Kong, which is a separate NOC from mainland China, because the former British Colony is a disease free zone and has existing high
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    ...ou pire

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    12th General Convention of the Nepali Congress

    The twelfth general convention of the Nepali Congress party was held in Kathmandu from September 17–21, 2010. Elections were held for the posts of President, General Secretary and Treasurer. The convention also elected 61 members to the party's Central Working Committee (CWC). President General Secretary Treasurer Central Working Committee (CWC) Members Elections to the 61 CWC seats were held in three categories : 25 seats were contested under the open category, 14 seats under the zonal category and 22 seats under reserved quotas for women, Dalit, Madeshi, Muslim and Janajati categories. Elected in open category  : Elected in zonal category: Elected in Janajati, Women, Dalit, Madhesi and Muslim category  :
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    1969 International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

    1969 International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

    • Part of conference series: International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties
    On June 5-17, 1969 an International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties was held in Moscow. The meeting occurred in the aftermath of the Sino-Soviet split and the Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia. The preceding international meeting, held in Moscow in 1960, had been dominated by disputes between the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on one hand and the Communist Party of China and the Party of Labour of Albania on the other. By this time the split between the two poles had been finalized. Pro-Chinese elements were absent from this event. However the phenomenon of Eurocommunism had begun to emerge, which was notable amongst some of the delegations present. Notably the Workers Party of Korea and the Workers Party of Vietnam, both cautious at the time to take a stand in the Sino-Soviet conflict, were absent. The two main points of discussion of the conference was the strategy of cooperation with anti-imperialist forces and the centenary celebrations of the birth of Lenin. On both issues, the conference passed a document. The document on the Lenin birth centenary was passed unanimously, but the document on the alliances between communist parties and anti-imperialist forces
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    50th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 50th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as MagiCon, was held 3–7 September 1992 at the The Peabody Hotel and The Clarion Hotel, and the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The chairman was Joe Siclari; Becky Thomson was vice-chairman. The Guests of Honor were Jack Vance (pro), Vincent Di Fate (artist), and Walter A. Willis (fan). The toastmaster was Spider Robinson; Mike Resnick acted as Toastmaster for the Meet-the-Pros party. Total attendance was 5,319, of 6,368 paid memberships. The 1992 Hugo Award base included a black stone backdrop featuring an astronomical scene hand-painted by base designer Phil Tortoricci. The base included orange grating from Cape Canaveral's Pad 29, launch site of America's first successful space satellite, Explorer I.
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    6th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party

    The 6th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (bolsheviks) was held during 26 July - 3 August (N.S. 8-16 August 1917) in Petrograd, Russia. Held semi-legally in between revolutions, this is the first congress to take place in Russia since the first one and the last not to be held in Moscow. The party merged with the Mezhraiontsy.
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    GRAPP 2010

    • Part of conference series: International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP)
    Conference name: 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) Venue: Angers-France Event Date: 17-21 May, 2010 The 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments. We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. CONFERENCE AREAS Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed. 1. Geometry and Modeling 2. Rendering 3. Animation and Simulation 4. Interactive Environments AREA 1: GEOMETRY AND MODELING - Geometric Computing - Modeling and Algorithms - Fundamental Methods and Algorithms - Scene and Object Modeling - Solid and Heterogeneous Modeling - Surface Modeling - Modeling of Natural Scenes and Phenomena - Physics-Based Modeling - Multi-Resolution Modeling - Image-Based Modeling - Texture Models, Analysis, and Synthesis - Reflection and Illumination Models - Model Validation - CAGD/CAD/CAM Systems - Graphics Architectures - Sketch-Based Modelling AREA 2: RENDERING - Systems and Software Architectures for Rendering - Rendering Algorithms - Real-Time Rendering - Parallel Rendering - Image-Based Rendering - Volume Rendering - Point-Based Rendering - Lighting and Appearance - Shadows, Translucency and Visibility - Non-Photorealistic Rendering, Painting-like rendering, Drawing - Rendering Hardware AREA 3: ANIMATION AND SIMULATION - Animation Systems - Animation Algorithms and Techniques - Animation Languages - Animation from Motion Capture - Character Animation - Behavioural Animation - Human Figure Animation - Facial Animation - Animation of Particle Systems - Plausible Motion Simulation - Animation and Simulation of Natural Environments - Special Effects - Real-time Visual Simulation AREA 4: INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments - Distributed Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality - Collaborative Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments - Virtual Tours - Virtual Humans and Artificial Life - Real-time Graphics - Graphics in Computer Games - Collision Detection - Graphical Interfaces - Mobile Interfaces - Advanced User Interfaces - Hardware Technologies for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments IMPORTANT DATES Conference date: 17 - 21 May, 2010 Position Paper Submission: January 12, 2010 Authors Notification (position papers): February 04, 2010 Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: February 16, 2010 SECRETARIAT CONTACTS GRAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: + 44 203 014 5434 e-mail: grapp.secretariat@insticc.org Web: http://grapp.visigrapp.org
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    United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms

    The United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects was held in New York from 9 -20 July 2001 as decided in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 54/54 V. Preceded by three preparatory committee sessions, the two-week Conference resulted in the adoption of the 'Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.' States are required to report to the United Nations on the progress of their implementation of the UN Programme of Action, commonly known as the PoA. The PoA was predicated upon a hypothesis that the illicit trade in small arms is a large and serious problem requiring global action through the UN. This hypothesis was proved through progressive improvements in scholarship in the 2000s. The size, scope, and impact of the illicit trade in small arms turned out to be much greater than first hypothesized, which often significantly impacted other local or domestic issues. "For most developing or fragile states, a combination of weak domestic regulation of authorised firearms possession with theft, loss or corrupt sale from official holdings tends to be a
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    26th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 26th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Baycon, was held August 29-September 2, 1968, at the Hotel Claremont in Berkeley, California, USA. The Worldcon was combined with the annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon), sharing Guests of Honor and Chairmen. The chairmen were Bill Donaho, Alva Rogers, and J. Ben Stark. The guests of honor were Philip José Farmer (pro) and Walter J. Daugherty (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 1,430. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon. This Worldcon was the first one that was attended by large numbers of people in the hippie subculture. A psychedelic light show was presented in the main ballroom of the hotel. Robert Silverberg gave a speech about using LSD to attain a mystical experience. Harlan Ellison read a story he had written about a hippie commune. Poul Anderson emceed a presentation by the Society for
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    37th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 37th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Seacon '79, which was held in Brighton, UK, 23–26 August 1979 at the Metropole Hotel. The Convention committee was chaired by Peter Weston. The toastmaster was Bob Shaw. There were 3114 registered members of the convention who attended. The Guests of Honour of the 37th Worldcon were:
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    OSCON 2001

    • Part of conference series: O'Reilly Open Source Convention
    The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is an annual convention for the discussion of open source software, such as Linux, MySQL, Perl and Python. It is organized by the publisher O'Reilly Media and is held each summer in the United States.
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    28th Congress of the CPSU

    The 28th Congress of the CPSU (July 2, 1990 – July 13, 1990) was held in Moscow. It was held a year ahead of the traditional schedule and turned out to be the last Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) congress in the history of the party. The first Plenum of the new CPSU Central Committee was held July 13–14, and with the exception of Gorbachev, a completely new Politburo was elected. Various organizations claiming to be the successor of the CPSU have held congresses continuing the numbering established by the CPSU and its predecessors. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1992) held its so-called XXIXth Restorative CPSU Congress in 1992 declaring the CPSU reinstated. Similarly, the Union of Communist Parties — Communist Party of the Soviet Union, established in 1993, has also held congresses starting from XXIX, the most recent being the XXXIIIrd Congress.
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    57th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    Aussiecon Three was the 57th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Melbourne, Australia on 2–6 September 1999. The convention was held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. San Jose won the vote for the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention in 2005 by a large majority. A hoax bid for Roswell, New Mexico was the only other bid filed. Stephen Boucher, Christine Dziadosz, Donna Heenan, Michael Jordan, Mark Linneman, Perry Middlemiss, and Alan Stewart
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    8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (b) was held in Moscow 18 - 23 March, 1919. The Congress was attended by 301 voting delegates who represented 313,766 Party members. A further 102 delegates attended with speaking rights, but no vote. The Congress agenda was: Vladimir Lenin's opening words were dedicated to Yakov Sverdlov, who had died on 16 March. He also submitted the Report Of The Central Committee. Mikhail Kalinin replaced Sverdlov as Soviet head of state, a position he held till his death in March 1946. The Report On The Party Programme introduced the principle issue of the day. The congress adopted a new Party Program. This program included a description of capitalism and imperialism, and compared two systems of state – the bourgeois-democratic system and the Soviet system. It specified the specific tasks of the Party in the struggle for socialism: completion of the expropriation of the bourgeoisie; administration of the economic life of the country in accordance with a single socialist plan; participation of the trade unions in the organization of the national economy; socialist labour discipline; utilization of bourgeois experts in the economic field under the
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    International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

    The International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament took place in Oslo on 26 and 27 February 2008. It was organized by The Government of Norway, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority in collaboration with the NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative) and the Hoover Institute. The Conference entitled "Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" had the purpose of building consensus between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states and about the importance of all the actions in the NPT. The specific aims were twofold: • To identify and formulate disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear risk reduction proposals that can realistically be implemented in the mid-term (2–5 years) • To discuss long-term objectives and how progress can be made toward achieving them. The conference focused on the discussion over several issues, some of them were: what nuclear-weapon states and non-nuclear-weapon states can do to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security policies, how regional conflicts impact efforts to reduce nuclear dangers, the role of treaties and ways of reconciling nuclear energy expansion with nonproliferation efforts. The panelists were: Dr. Alexei
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    11th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 11th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Philcon II, was held in September 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was the first Worldcon to present the Hugo Awards. The supporting organization was the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The guest of honor was Willy Ley. The chairman was Milton A. Rothman, replacing the late James A. Williams. Isaac Asimov was toastmaster. The convention was held in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the hotel that became famous in 1976 as the site of infection for Legionnaires' disease. Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction:
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    21st Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    The 21st Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union took place in Moscow, USSR 27 January - 5 February 1959. It was a mid-term or "Extraordinary" Congress, timed so that Khrushchev could try to consolidate his power over rivals after the attempted coup of the so-called "Anti-Party Group" in 1957. The Seven-Year Plan of economic develoopment was adopted.
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    27th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 27th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as St. Louiscon, was held 28 August – 1 September 1969 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, under the auspices of OSFA, the Ozark Science Fantasy Association. The chairmen were Ray Fisher and Joyce Fisher. The guests of honor were Jack Gaughan (pro) and Eddie Jones (fan artist). Jones, the Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, replaced Ted White. The toastmaster was Harlan Ellison. Total attendance was 1,534 from a registration exceeding 2,001, making it the largest Worldcon to date in both regards. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    52nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 52nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConAdian, was held 1–5 September 1994 at the Crowne Plaza, Place Louis Riel, and Sheraton hotels, and the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The chairman was John Mansfield. The Guests of Honor were Anne McCaffrey (pro), George Barr (artist), and Robert Runte (fan). The toastmaster was Barry B. Longyear. Total attendance was approximately 3,570. ConAdian was the first Worldcon with its own official website. The 1994 Hugo Awards were presented for work in 1993:
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    Better Software Conference & EXPO

    Better Software Conference & EXPO

    Better Software Conference & EXPOJune 8 - 12, 2009The Venetian - Las Vegas, NV
    Join your peers and some of the top experts in software engineering at the Better Software Conference & EXPO to take you and your team up to the next level.  Become a better, more informed software professional with an outward, customer-focused view of development. Learn about the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding agile development, project management, people & teams, software testing & QA, software requirements, process improvement, metrics, and design & architecture.   
    Choose from 36 half-and full-day tutorials, 4 keynote presentations, 42 concurrent sessions, Networking EXPO, special events and more! With so much to take advantage of, there is something to fit everyone’s needs. This is the perfect chance to get one up on the economy and  turn your challenges into opportunities! http://www.sqe.com/BetterSoftwareConf/
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    Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011

    Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011

    • Part of conference series: E3
    • Focus: Computer and video game industry
    • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
    The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011, commonly known as E3 2011, was the 17th Electronic Entertainment Expo held. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The event took place June 7–9, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 2011 was broadcast on the G4 channel. The main highlights of the 2011 show included a demonstration of Sony's next-generation handheld game console, the PlayStation Vita; the official introduction of Nintendo's Wii U home console; and the unveiling of Microsoft's long-awaited game, Halo 4. As in previous years, the conference was dominated by announcements from the three main console manufacturers: Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. Tech analysts considered the unveiling of Nintendo's Wii U tablet controller to be E3's biggest event, with Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console also generating considerable press attention. The Wii U system was credited by several media outlets as a "next-generation" console. Microsoft did not announce any major hardware releases, but did showcase a number of games for its Kinect controller-free gaming system. Konami held its own pre-E3
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    24th Congress of the CPSU

    24th Congress of the CPSU

    The 24th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was held for ten days starting on 30 March 1971. That Leonid Brezhnev was in the cockpit of power was undeniably demonstrated at the congress. He delivered the keynote address, which lasted six hours and was the only speech to be televised. During his speech Brezhnev was repeatedly interrupted by the thunderous applause of 5,000 delegates, many of whom, jumping to their feet, chanted "Glory, glory" rhythmically, in tribute to the General Secretary's effort to build communism. In the speeches that followed, national and regional party leaders, with some exceptions, heaped praise on Brezhnev for showing constant concern for the well-being of the people. No single leader had received such adulation since Nikita Khrushchev, who was overthrown by the collective leadership in 1964. Although Brezhnev discussed many issues, including politics and foreign policy, the main emphasis of his talk was on the economy. He assured the average Soviet citizen that the primary aim of the party's economic policy was to raise the standard of living without neglecting Soviet defense requirements. Specifically, Brezhnev promised that during the
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    51st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 51st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConFrancisco, was held September 2–6, 1993, at the ANA Hotel, Parc Fifty Five, and Nikko Hotels, and the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, USA. The supporting organization was San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. The chairman was David W. Clark. The Guests of Honor (called "Honored Guests") were Larry Niven, Alicia Austin, Tom Digby, Jan Howard Finder, and Mark Twain (Dead GoH). Mark Twain was "channeled" by Jon deCles. The toastmaster was Guy Gavriel Kay. Total attendance was 6,602, of 7,725 paid memberships. ConFrancisco was the last Worldcon not to have its own official website. The original plan of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. was to hold the convention at the futuristic San Francisco Marriott Marquis, designed by the noted architect Anthony J. Lumsden, which is topped with a jukebox shaped glass tower that makes it look like a skyscraper from a Flash Gordon comic strip by Alex Raymond. This building is a notable example of futurist architecture. However, the hotel backed out of the contract when a more lucrative larger convention wanted to schedule there on
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    Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2009

    London UK, April 1-3, 2009 Paper Submission Deadline:December 5, 2008 Notification of Acceptance:February 8, 2009 Camera-ready Manuscripts due:February 27, 2009 Pervasive Healthcare conference aims to gather together experts contributing towards the development andapplication of human-centered pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness. We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to: Technology Design and evaluation of patient- and ambient-related sensors Wearable and implantable sensor integration Sensor networks for pervasive healthcare Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data Decision support algorithms for sensor analysis User needs Usability and acceptability issues Social implications Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services Diversity of patients and their specific requirements Telemedicine Application Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies Pervasive healthcare applications for citizen for chronic disease management & health risk management Health promotion, and disease prevention Wearable,
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    CSEDU 2010

    • Part of conference series: International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU)
    • Focus: Education
    CSEDU 2010 (The International Conference on Computer Supported Education) aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2010 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.
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    Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009

    • Part of conference series: E3
    • Focus: Computer and video game industry
    • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
    The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009, commonly known as the E3 2009, was the 15th Electronic Entertainment Expo held. The event took place on June 2, 3, and 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game developers to present their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Major hardware announcements during the show included Microsoft's Project Natal and both Sony's PSP Go and PlayStation Move, while major software announcements included Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Halo: Reach, Final Fantasy XIV, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The E3 2009 was greatly expanded in terms of size from the previous two years as it was reopened to all qualified computer and gaming audiences. In 2007, the E3 was restructured, downsized and renamed to the E3 Media and Business Summit. The move was widely criticized by those both within and outside the gaming industry. The following 2007 and 2008 E3 summits attracted very few attendees in contrast to previous years; E3 2007 attracted only 10,000 attendees and E3 2008 attracted 50% less,
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    Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012

    • Part of conference series: E3
    • Focus: Computer and video game industry
    • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
    The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012, commonly known as E3 2012, was the 18th Electronic Entertainment Expo held. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The event took place June 5–7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 is used by many video game developers to present their upcoming games and game-related hardware. It was televised on Spike TV and streamed online to computers, mobile devices, PlayStation Home and on Xbox Live via IGN's application. Prior to the show, several companies made announcements regarding their products. Nintendo unveiled a new design for the Wii U controller, known now as the Wii U GamePad, along with a slightly modified console. Each of the three major console producers have also held or planned press conferences. Microsoft's press conference took place on June 4, 2012 at 9 am PDT in the Galen Center. It was known as "Xbox: Entertainment Evolved," in the vein of Halo: Combat Evolved. It was streamed on Xbox Live and played live on SPIKE TV. At the conference the company showed footage from upcoming sequels Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Resident
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    IMAGAPP 2010

    • Part of conference series: International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP)
    Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP) Venue: Angers-France Event Date: 17-21 May, 2010 The 2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Imaging, from Imaging Theory to Imaging Applications and Imaging Technologies. We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. CONFERENCE AREAS Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed. 1. Imaging Theory 2. Imaging Applications 3. Imaging Technologies AREA 1: IMAGING THEORY - Coding and Transmission - Colour Analysis and Processing - Digital Image Processing, Manipulation and Archiving - Image Data Quality AREA 2: IMAGING APPLICATIONS - Medical Imaging (Radiology, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Brain mapping) - Physics Imaging (Radar imaging, Photoelectronics, Molecular imaging) - Remote sensing, Astronomy and Geology Imaging - Imaging in Computing and Business (Document imaging, metadata, quality control) - Entertainment Imaging Applications AREA 3: IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES - Digital Fabrication Processes - Digital Printing Technologies - Display Technology - Electronic Imaging Devices IMPORTANT DATES Conference date: 17 - 21 May, 2010 Position Paper Submission: January 12, 2010 Authors Notification (position papers): February 04, 2010 Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: February 16, 2010 SECRETARIAT CONTACTS IMAGAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: + 44 203 014 5434 e-mail: imagapp.secretariat@insticc.org Web:http://imagapp.visigrapp.org/
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    24th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 24th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Tricon, was held 1–5 September 1966 at the Sheraton-Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Officially, the convention was hosted by three cities in the region: Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, — hence the name "Tricon". The three co-chairmen of that Worldcon each represented their city's fandom; they were Ben Jason of Cleveland, Howard DeVore of Detroit, and Lou Tabakow of Cincinnati. The guest of honor was L. Sprague de Camp and the toastmaster was Isaac Asimov. Total attendance at Tricon was approximately 850. Of special note: Gene Roddenberry premiered the pilot episode for his TV series Star Trek at Tricon. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

    The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (simplified Chinese: 中国共产党第十八次全国代表大会; traditional Chinese: 中國共產黨第十八次全國代表大會 pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Dìshíbācì Quánguó Dàibiǎo Dàhuì, abbreviated ZhōngGòng Shíbā-dà [中共十八大]) will be the next major Communist Party Congress in China. It is scheduled to begin on November 8 2012 in Beijing, China, at the Great Hall of the People. Due to term and age limits restrictions, seven of the nine members of the most important Politburo Standing Committee will be retiring. This includes current Paramount Leader Hu Jintao, who will step down as the powerful party's General Secretary. The Congress will elect the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and will likely elect currently touted successors into power. The 18th National Congress will have 2270 delegates selected from 40 constituencies. This represents an increase of 57 delegates and two constituencies from the 17th Congress. 31 of these constituencies represent China's province-level Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities. Six other delegations represent: Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army, The Central Party Organization, The Central Government
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    22nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 22nd World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pacificon II, was held September 4-7, 1964, at the Hotel Leamington in Oakland, California, USA. Pacificon was combined with Westercon, the annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference, sharing guests of honor and chairmen. The chairmen were J. Ben Stark and Al haLevy. The guests of honor were Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton (pro), and Forrest J Ackerman (fan). The toastmaster was Anthony Boucher. Total attendance was approximately 523. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    25th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 25th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as NyCon 3 or Nycon 3, was held August 31-September 4, 1967, at the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York, New York, USA. The chairmen were Ted White and Dave Van Arnam. The guests of honor were Lester del Rey (pro) and Bob Tucker (fan). The toastmaster was Harlan Ellison. Total attendance was approximately 1,500. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    2nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    2nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Chicon I, which was held September 1-2, 1940, at the Hotel Chicagoan in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The event had 128 participants. The guest of honor at the second Worldcon was E. E. "Doc" Smith. Also attending were Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, and Forrest J Ackerman. The event was chaired by Mark Reinsberg with Erle Korshak (secretary) and Bob Tucker (treasurer) as equal partners. It was organized by fans Russ Hodgkins, T. Bruce Yerke, and Walt Daugherty.
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    40th World Science Fiction Convention

    40th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 40th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon IV, was held September 2–6, 1982 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The chairmen were Ross Pavlac and Larry Propp; Larry Smith and Bob Hillis were vice-chairmen. The guests of honor were A. Bertram Chandler (pro), Frank Kelly Freas (pro), and Lee Hoffman (fan). The toastmaster was Marta Randall. Total attendance was 4,275. At Chicon IV, the Hugo Awards were made of a lucite rocket on a wooden base. This is the only time lucite was used for the award.
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    54th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 54th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as L.A.con III, was held August 29 through September 2, 1996, at the Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott, and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA. The convention was chaired by Mike Glyer. Total attendance was reported as 6,703 members. The Guests of Honor were James White (writer), Roger Corman (media), Takumi & Sachiko Shibano (fan). Elsie Wollheim had also been chosen as a special Guest of Honor, but died before the convention. The toastmaster was Connie Willis. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. The 1996 Hugo Award base includes a reel of film and a moonscape as seen in the 1950 film Destination Moon as an homage to both that film and the work of artist Chesley Bonestell.
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    63rd World Science Fiction Convention

    63rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was called Interaction, and was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4–8 August 2005. The event was also the Eurocon. The Venue for the 63rd Worldcon was the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) with the attached Clyde Auditorium (often called "The Armadillo") and Moat House Hotel. Parties took place at the Hilton Hotel. The total registered membership of the convention was 5202, of which 4115 physically attended. The members represented 35 different nationalities. By far the largest contingents were from the USA and the UK. The organising committee was co-chaired by Colin Harris and Vincent Docherty. Due to the changes in the World Science Fiction Society rules, which reduced the lead-time from three to two years, no Worldcon site selection took place at the 2005 Worldcon. The site for the 2007 Worldcon was decided at the 2004 Worldcon in Boston under the old three year lead-time rule. The site selection for the 2008 Worldcon, the first under the new two year lead-time rule, took place at the 2006 Worldcon in Los Angeles. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy
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    AI@50

    • Part of conference series: Dartmouth Conferences
    • Focus: Artificial intelligence
    AI@50, formally known as the "Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence Conference: The Next Fifty Years" (July 13–15, 2006), was a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Dartmouth Conferences which effectively inaugurated the history of artificial intelligence. Five of the original ten attendees were present: Marvin Minsky, Ray Solomonoff, Oliver Selfridge, Trenchard More, and John McCarthy. While sponsored by Dartmouth College, General Electric, and the Frederick Whittemore Foundation, a $200,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called for a report of the proceedings that would: A summary report by the conference director, James Moor, was published in AI Magazine. 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence - Essays Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Artificial Intelligence. Max Lungarella, Fumiya Iida, Josh Bongard, Rolf Pfiefer (Eds.). Springer Table of contents:
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    World Organization of the Scout Movement

    • Part of conference series: World Scout Conference
    The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is the non-governmental international organization which governs most national Scout Organizations, with 31 million members. WOSM was established in 1920, and has its headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland. It is the counterpart of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The mission of WOSM is "to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Scout Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society". WOSM is organized into regions and operates with a conference, committee and bureau. The World Scout Conference (WSC) is the governing body and meets every three years, preceded by the World Scout Youth Forum. The World Scout Conference is the general assembly of Scouting and is composed of six delegates from each of the member Scout associations. If a country has more than one association, the associations form a federation for coordination and world representation. The basis for recognition and membership in the World Scout Conference includes adherence to the aims and principles of the World
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    12th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 12th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as SFCon, was held September 3-6, 1954, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA. The chairmen were Lester Cole and Gary Nelson. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding magazine. Total attendance was approximately 700.
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    1st World Science Fiction Convention

    1st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    • Venue: Caravan Hall
    The First World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was held in the Caravan Hall in New York from July 2 to July 4, 1939, in conjunction with the New York World's Fair, which was themed as "The World of Tomorrow". The convention was later named "Nycon I" by Forrest J Ackerman (who attended the convention in a costume designed by his girlfriend: this is considered a forerunner to modern fan costuming). The event had 200 participants. The Guest of Honor at the first Worldcon was Frank R. Paul and the event was chaired by Sam Moskowitz. Along with Moskowitz, other organizers were James V. Taurasi and Will Sykora. Notable people attending included John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, L. Sprague de Camp, Ray Bradbury, Hannes Bok, Milton A. Rothman, John D. Clark, Jack Williamson, Frederik Pohl, Cyril Kornbluth, Donald A. Wollheim and Harry Harrison. In addition to its groundbreaking role as the first of its kind, the convention was noteworthy for the exclusion of a number of politicized Futurians (those excluded were Wollheim, Pohl, John Michel, Robert A. W. Lowndes and Jack Gillespie) by convention chair Moskowitz, an event known to fannish historians as "The Great Exclusion
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    28th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 28th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Heicon '70, was held 20–24 August 1970 at the Heidelberg Stadthalle in Heidelberg, West Germany. Manfred Kage eventually became Heicon's convention chairman, the last of more than a dozen fans who briefly held the position during the convention's rocky organizational period. The professional guests of honor were E. C. Tubb (UK), Robert Silverberg (US), and Herbert W. Franke (Germany). Elliot K. Shorter, the 1970 Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) winner, was the fan guest of honor. The toastmaster was John Brunner. Total attendance was approximately 620. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented at Worldcon every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    31st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 31st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Torcon II, was held 31 August – 3 September 1973 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The chairman was John Millard. The guests of honor were Robert Bloch (pro) and William Rotsler (fan). The toastmaster was Lester del Rey. Total attendance was approximately 2,900.
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    65th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and the 46th Annual Nihon SF Taikai, was held in Yokohama, Japan from 30 August - 3 September 2007, at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center and adjoining hotels. The organising committee was chaired by Hiroaki Inoue. The attendance at the convention totaled 2,788, including 1,578 Japanese members and 1,210 foreign members. Nippon 2007 was the first Worldcon held in Asia. Guests of Honor at Nippon 2007 were: The members of Nippon 2007 selected Montreal as the hosting city for the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2009. The Hugo Awards for achievements in the field of science fiction in the year 2006 were presented at a ceremony at Nippon 2007, having been nominated and chosen in advance by members of the Worldcon. The base of the 2007 Hugo Award included a silhouette of Mount Fuji as a backdrop and a statue of the Japanese superhero Ultraman standing just taller than the iconic Hugo Award rocket. The Hugo Award nominations were announced on 28 March 2007. A correction was issued a few days later when award officials were notified that a computing error had resulted in the film Pan's Labyrinth
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    Conference on the Human Environment

    The Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm, Sweden in 5. - 16.6. 1972, was the first of a series of world environmental conferences. One of the key issues addressed was the use of CFCs, which seemed to be responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer. Global warming was mentioned, but nothing of substance was achieved at this Conference. Some argue, however, that this conference, and more importantly the scientific conferences preceding it, had a real impact on the environmental policies of the European Community (that would later become the European Union). For example, in 1973, the EU created the Environmental and Consumer Protection Directorate, and composed the first Environmental Action Program. Such increased interest and research collaboration arguably paved the way for further understanding of global warming, which has led to such agreements as the Kyoto Protocol. Earth SummitEarth Summit 2002
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    White House Conference on Youth

    The White House Conference on Youth was convened by President Richard M. Nixon and held from April 18 to April 21, 1971 in Estes Park, Colorado. Participants included over one thousand delegates represebnting every state and U.S. territory nominated by their respective governors and appointed by the President. This late April meeting was marred by a snowstorm that required the mobilization of nearby U.S. Army personnel to distribute winter gear to delegates unprepared for severe winter weather. Held at the height of the Vietnam conflict and amid growing youth dissatisfaction with the Nixon administration, many of the recommendations issued by the conference opposed existing U.S. policies. Territory of Puerto Rico
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    1st Congress of the RSDLP

    1st Congress of the RSDLP

    The 1st Congress of the RSDLP (Russian: Российская социал-демократическая рабочая партия, РСДРП) was held between March 13–March 15 (March 1–March 3, O.S.) 1898 in Minsk, Russian Empire (now Belarus) in secrecy. The venue was a house belonging to Rumyantsev, a railway worker on the outskirts of Minsk (now in the town centre). The cover story was that they were celebrating the nameday of Rumyantsev's wife. A stove was kept burning in the next room in case secret papers had to be burnt. Lenin smuggled a draft program for the party written in milk between the lines of a book. The Congress was convened by three major social democratic groups from different areas of the Russian Empire. There were 9 delegates to the Congress representing these three groups as well as social democrats from Moscow and Yekaterinoslav. The Kharkov socialists refused to come thinking the move premature. There were 6 sessions, with no minutes taken because of the need for secrecy; only resolutions were recorded. The major issues discussed by the delegates were merging all social democratic groups into one party and selecting the party's name. The Congress also elected a Central Committee of three: Stepan
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    27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    27th Congress of the CPSU (February 25, 1986—March 6, 1986) was held in Moscow. It was held after the deaths of Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko. Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Congress gathered 4993 delegates. On agenda: This Congress became the penultimate in the history of the CPSU.
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    Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education

    The Tbilisiplus30 or the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education was held at the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India between November 24, 2007 and November 28, 2007. The conference was the fourth in the series of Conferences on environmental education held since the first international conference in Tbilisi (former USSR). The second conference was organised in 1977 in Moscow; and the third conference was held in Thessaloniki in 1997. The United Nations has declared the decade 2005 to 2014 as the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (DESD). This conference underlined the key role of education in achieving sustainable development. The participants and delegates from countries across the globe came together to bridge the gap between environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development. They examined the development of environmental education since the first conference, thirty years ago, and set a global agenda for the DESD. This will be a platform for sharing practices and ideas on initiatives in environmental education throughout the world. There was a significant amount of participation in workshops on topics including
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    GIScience 2012

    GIScience 2012

    • Part of conference series: GIScience
    • Focus: Geographic Information Science
    • Venue: Columbus
    GIScience 2012 will be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA. This is the seventh conference of a highly successful series that began in 2000. The series typically attracts over 300 world-wide attendees. GIScience brings together leading researchers from all disciplines to reflect the wide spectrum of scientific research areas such as cognitive science, computer science, engineering, geography, information science, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, social science, environmental sciences, and statistics. The conference has a tradition of focusing on basic research findings across all sectors of the field, and pure application papers were discouraged. The conference has two refereed paper tracks: full papers and extended abstracts. In addition, the conference also includes a variety of workshops and tutorials that cover many cutting-edge topics in related fields of GIScience.
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    Le Sinthome

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba

    The Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, the governing political party of Cuba, took place on April 16 – 19, 2011. The main focus of the congress was to introduce economic, social, and political reforms in order to modernize the country's socialist system. The Communist Party of Cuba has also elected Raúl Castro its First Secretary, the position vacant since Fidel Castro's stepping down in 2006. The Party hadn't convened since 1997, when Cuba's economy was undergoing a severe depression, known as the Special Period. Nevertheless, no significant economic reforms emerged during the Fifth Congress. The Sixth Congress had been scheduled for 2009, but was postponed due to the global economic crisis. On November 9, 2010 the Draft Guidelines of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution were released, followed by a period of public discussions and consultations between December 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011. According to the Cuban government, 8.9 million people were involved in this phase, resulting in changes to 68% of the guidelines and increasing their number from 291 to 311. The congress was opened on April 16 with a large military parade in Havana,
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    STAREAST

    STAREAST

    • Part of conference series: STAREAST
    • Focus: Software
    Attend STAREAST May 4-8, 2009 in Orlando FL, and participate in the largest and most advanced testing forum that delivers the latest trends, technologies, and strategies in the industry today.

    Choose from 34 half-and full-day tutorials, 5 keynote presentations, 40 concurrent sessions, Networking EXPO, special events and more! With so much to take advantage of, there is something to fit everyone’s needs. Learn about new products, timely issues, and cutting-edge solutions from the best experts in the business. Many discounts available! www.sqe.com/stareast
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    XXVIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences

    The XXVIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences (French XXVI Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique) was held from 6 September to 11 September 2004. The gathering of heraldists and genealogists was held in Bruges, Belgium, and was sponsored by the Flemish Heraldic Council.
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    10th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 10th World Science Fiction Convention was held on Labor Day weekend from August 30 - September 1, 1952 at the Morrison Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Unlike most Worldcons before or since, it never had an official name other than "10th World Science Fiction Convention," as both the convention's issued membership card and program book clearly stated. Of all Worldcons to date, only the 11th in Philadelphia, 1953, shared this same lack of a formal convention title. The phrases "Tenth Anniversary World Science Fiction Convention" (TAWSFiC) and "Tenth Anniversary Science Fiction Convention" (TASFiC, likely a simple linotype error, as "World" is missing) were each used in some of this Worldcon's pre-convention materials; but the phrase's acronyms "TAWSFiC" and "TASFiC" were never used officially by Chicago at that time. However, the 10th Worldcon was frequently referred to by many of its members as Chicon II, so dubbed for the previous Chicago Worldcon, Chicon, held in 1940; this nickname proved so popular that the convention became known by that unofficial name in science fiction fandom's lore and written histories. The convention chair was Julian C. May (later also known as Judy
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    35th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 35th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as SunCon, was held September 2–5, 1977, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. The chairman was Don Lundry. The guests of honor were Jack Williamson (pro) and Robert A. Madle (fan). The toastmaster was Robert Silverberg. Total attendance was approximately 3,240.
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    43rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 43rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Aussiecon Two, was held 22 – 26 August 1985 at the Southern Cross, Victoria, and Sheraton Hotels in Melbourne, Australia. The convention was chaired by David Grigg. Total attendance was reported as 1,599 members. The Guests of Honor were Gene Wolfe (pro) and Ted White (fan). The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards, including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    Fourth World Conference on Women

    The United Nations convened the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace on 4–15 September 1995 in Beijing, China. Delegates had prepared a Declaration and Platform for Action aimed at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women. In fallout from pre-conference meetings, the Holy See publicly disagreed with positions outlined by the United States and other nations concerning abortion, reproductive rights, and other sensitive issues.
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    IVAPP 2010

    • Part of conference series: International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP)
    • Focus: Information visualization
    Conference name: International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP) Venue: Angers-France Event Date: 17-21 May, 2010 The 1st International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference will be structured along several topics related to Information Visualization. CONFERENCE TOPICS Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed. - Visual Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery - Visual Representation and Interaction - Data Acquisition and Information Processing - Data Management and Knowledge Representation - Interactive Visual Interfaces - Security & Privacy - Interoperability and Ontological Issues - Context-Sensitive Information Seeking and Retrieval - Interpretation and Evaluation - Perception and Cognition - Analytical Reasoning - Algorithms and Technologies - Mathematical Foundations of Interactive Visual Analysis - Display and Interaction Technology - Hardware for Visualization - Presentation Methods - Evaluation Methods IMPORTANT DATES Conference date: 17 - 21 May, 2010 Position Paper Submission: January 12, 2010 Authors Notification (position papers): February 04, 2010 Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: February 16, 2010 SECRETARIAT CONTACTS IVAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: + 44 203 014 5434 e-mail: ivapp.secretariat@insticc.org Web: http://ivapp.visigrapp.org
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    Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention

    • Focus: Women's rights
    The Seneca Falls Convention was an early and influential women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, July 19–20, 1848. It was organized by local New York women upon the occasion of a visit by Philadelphia-based Lucretia Mott, a Quaker famous for her orating ability, a skill rarely cultivated by American women at the time. The local women, primarily members of a radical Quaker group, organized the meeting along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a skeptical non-Quaker who followed logic more than religion. The meeting spanned two days and six sessions, and included a lecture on law, a humorous presentation, and multiple discussions about the role of women in society. Stanton and the Quaker women presented two prepared documents, the Declaration of Sentiments and an accompanying list of resolutions, to be debated and modified before being put forward for signatures. A heated debate sprang up regarding women's right to vote, with many including Mott urging the removal of this concept, but Frederick Douglass argued eloquently for its inclusion, and the suffrage resolution was retained. Exactly 100 of approximately 300 attendees signed the document, mostly women. The convention
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    41st World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 41st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as ConStellation, was held September 1–5, 1983, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The chairman was Michael J. Walsh. The guests of honor were John Brunner (pro) and David A. Kyle (fan). The toastmaster was Jack L. Chalker. Total attendance was approximately 7,000.
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    DD4D

    • Focus: Information visualization
    • Venue: Paris
    Data Designed for Decisions - Enhancing social, economic and environmental progress A conference for intermediaries between data, knowledge and empowerment.
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    Dissolution

    • Part of conference series: The Seminars of Jacques Lacan
    Seminar of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
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    13th Congress of the Russian Communist Party

    The 13th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 23-31 May 1924 in Moscow. This congress was the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks)' first to take place after the death of Vladimir Lenin, and represents a transition between the Lenin and Joseph Stalin regimes. It was also the first confrontation between the Left Opposition (led by Leon Trotsky) and the "troika" (led by Stalin, Grigory Zinoviev, and Lev Kamenev).
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    18th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party

    The 18th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) was held during 10-21 March 1939 in Moscow. This is the first Congress to be dominated by the "purified" leadership of the Soviet Union after the Great Purge. This would be the last one held for over a decade. In the report on the work of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Stalin outlined important aspects of the foreign policy of the USSR, particularly its disappointment with the western democracies and their failure to adopt the policy of collective security advocated by Soviet foreign minister Maxim Litvinov. Shortly after this, Stalin dismissed Litvinov and appointed Vyacheslav Molotov, a move that led to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and a temporary understanding with Nazi Germany.
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    39th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 39th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Denvention II, was held 3–7 September 1981 at the Denver Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colorado, USA. The chairmen were Suzanne Carnival and Don C. Thompson. The guests of honor were Clifford D. Simak (pro), C. L. Moore (pro), and Rusty Hevelin (fan). Extra special guest was Robert Heinlein who had been the guest of honor at the 1941 Worldcon, the first to be held in Denver. The toastmaster was Ed Bryant. Total attendance was 3,792.
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    55th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 55th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), was LoneStarCon 2, also known as "The Second Occasional LoneStarCon Science Fiction Convention & Chili Cook-off". The convention was held August 28–September 1, 1997, at the Marriott Rivercenter, Marriott Riverwalk, and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The first LoneStarCon, held in Austin, Texas, had been the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 1985, when the 43rd Worldcon was held in Australia. The supporting organization was the Austin Literary Arts Maintenance Organization (ALAMO). The chairman was Karen Meschke. The Guests of Honor were Algis Budrys (pro), Michael Moorcock (pro), Don Maitz (artist), and Roy Tackett (fan). The toastmaster was Neal Barrett, Jr. Total attendance was 4,634, of 5,614 paid memberships. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society.
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    69th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 69th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Renovation, was held in Reno, Nevada, August 17–21, 2011, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC). The Atlantis Casino Resort served as the headquarters/party hotel, with additional rooms supplied by the Peppermill Hotel Casino and Courtyard by Marriott. The convention committee was chaired by Patty Wells. The Guests of Honor were Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo, and the late Charles N. Brown, whose contribution was still honored. Special Guests included Tricky Pixie and Bill Willingham. Other notabile guests included author George R. R. Martin, radio legend Dr. Demento, and artist Julie Bell. Special events include the Renovation Independent/Fan Film Festival 2011, Music Night on Wednesday, and an Art Night festival celebrating the visual arts in SF on Thursday. The Chesley Awards were presented on August 18 as part of Art Night, the Masquerade was held on Friday the 19th, and the 2011 Hugo Awards were presented on Saturday August 20, with the Masquerade and Hugo Awards both held at the Peppermill and most other events happening at the RSCC. A pair of autographed shooting scripts for the HBO television
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    9th World Science Fiction Convention

    9th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 9th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Nolacon I, was held 1–3 September 1951 at the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The chairman was Harry B. Moore. The guest of honor was Fritz Leiber. Total attendance was approximately 190. The at-the-door membership price was US$1, the same price charged from the 1st through the 12th Worldcon. Notable events included world premiere screenings of The Day The Earth Stood Still and When Worlds Collide, plus a continuous two-day long party in Room 770 of the St. Charles Hotel that became legendary following the convention. Mike Glyer's long-running newszine File 770, named in commemoration of this party, has won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine a number of times. No Hugo Awards were presented at this Worldcon because the idea for the awards would not be proposed until 1952, with the first awards coming at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention in 1953. However, in 2001 at the 59th World Science Fiction Convention held in Philadelphia, a set of "Retro Hugos" were presented to honor work that would have been Hugo-eligible had the award existed in 1951.
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    The World Congress of the Nations of Georgia

    The World Congress of the Nations of Georgia — public association of Georgians, living in Georgia and abroad; established in March 2009. Headquarters located in Vienna, Austria. Russian branch based in St. Petersburg. President Alexander Ebralidze — Russian businessman, general director of JSC "Taleon". Vice-president Badri Meladze — director deputy on security in state unitary enterprise "Stolichnye apteki", Moscow. Vice-president Vladimir Khomeriki — council of the President of the Innovation and Investment State Academy of Russia. Director of the Russian branch — Alexander Kinteraya.
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    23rd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    The 23rd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) took place in Moscow, RSFSR between 29 March and 8 April 1966. It was the first Congress during Leonid Brezhnev's leadership of the Party and state. The position of First Secretary (held by Brezhnev) was renamed back to General Secretary, which had been its name from 1922 to 1952. Leonid Brezhnev, Gennady Voronov, Andrei Kirilenko, Alexei Kosygin, Kirill Mazurov, Arvid Pelshe, Nikolai Podgorny, Dmitry Polyansky, Mikhail Suslov, Alexander Shelepin and Petro Shelest were elected full members of the Politburo, while Viktor Grishin, Pyotr Demichev, Dinmukhamed Konayev, Pyotr Masherov, Vasil Mzhavanadze, Sharof Rashidov, Dmitriy Ustinov and Volodymyr Shcherbytsky were elected candidate members.
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    ESWC09

    ESWC09

    • Part of conference series: European Semantic Web Conference
    • Focus: Semantic Web-The Next Gen Web
    • Venue: Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Conference Centre
    The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's Web by exploiting machine-processable metadata. The explicit representation of the semantics of data, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services will help the users to achieve their goals by accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent systems, which will be employed for various complex decision-making tasks. Semantic Web research can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Databases and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks and Web Engineering. Many advances within these areas can contribute towards the realization of the Semantic Web.

    The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009) will present the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies. ESWC2009 will also feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a poster track, a PhD Symposium and a number of collocated workshops.
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    Open Source Developers' Conference

    The Open Source Developers' Conference (OSDC) is a non-profit conference for developers of open source software. The conference is open to talks about software developed for any platform or operating system so long as the talk will be of interest to open source developers. Talks about closed source projects which used open source languages or open source projects which used close source languages are accepted. Talks cover languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Groovy, Scala, Java, Mono and C. Other talks may cover open source tools such as databases and revision control systems or meta-topics such as talk presentation hints, and working with others. The conference was founded by Scott Penrose and first organised by members of the Melbourne Perl Mongers group in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Originally it had been intended to be a YAPC-style (Perl) conference, but after discussions with the Melbourne PHP Users Group it was expanded to include PHP and Python talks. Following the 2004 conference success, Scott Penrose created the Open Source Developers' Club Association to encourage programmers of other languages to also be involved in running the conference. At first this was an
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    South African National Conference on Environment and Development

    South African National Conference on Environment and Development

    The first National Conference on Environment and Development in South Africa was held at the University of the Western Cape during June/July 1991 . It saw at least 231 representatives from a wide range of organisations discussing the links between environmental degradation and the political situation in Southern Africa. The three day conference, hosted by the Cape Town Ecology Group (CTEG) and the Western Cape branch of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) and the Call of Islam aimed to "ecologise politics and politicise ecology". According to conference organiser, Phakamile Tshazibane, the conference represented a "breakthrough", since this was the "first time groups such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and the African National Congress (ANC) found common ground around the issue of the environment." There were also a wide range of religious groupings represented, from Hinduism to Judaism, as well as many people from rural areas such as Kuruman and Tuang. Although the conference opening was marred by the last-minute withdrawal of key international speaker Vandana
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    18th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 18th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Pittcon, was held September 3–5, 1960, at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The chairman was Dirce Archer. The guest of honor was James Blish. The toastmaster was Isaac Asimov. Total attendance was 568. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. Other awards are also presented each year at Worldcon.
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    19th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    The Nineteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was held from October 5–14, 1952. It was the last congress of Joseph Stalin's regime and the first to take place since World War II. It was attended by many foreign dignitaries, including Mao Zedong. Andrianov; Averky Aristov; Lavrentiy Beria; Nikolai Bulganin; Kliment Voroshilov; Semyon Ignatyev; Lazar Kaganovich; Demian S. Korotchenko; Vasily Kuznetsov; Otto Kuusinen; Georgy Malenkov; Vyacheslav Malyshev; Leonid G. Melnikov; Anastas Mikoyan; Mikhaylov; Vyacheslav Molotov; Mikhail Pervukhin; Panteleimon Ponomarenko; Maksim Saburov; Joseph Stalin; Mikhail Suslov; Nikita Khrushchev; Chesnokov; Nikolay Shvernik; Shkiryatov Leonid Brezhnev; Andrei Vyshinsky; Arseni Zverev; Nikolai Ignatov; Kabanov; Alexei Kosygin; Nikolai Patolichev; Pegov; Alexander Puzanov; Vladimir Konstantinov; Ivan Tevosian; Yudin An unofficial "inner circle" of Stalin's closest associates included Lavrentiy Beria, Nikolai Bulganin, Kliment Voroshilov, Lazar Kaganovich, Georgy Malenkov, Mikhail Pervukhn, Maksim Saburov, and Nikita Khrushchev Stalin made his last speech at this Congress. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqyRoke3TAI
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    22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was held from 17 to 31 October 1961. In fourteen days of sessions (22 October was a day off), 4,413 delegates, in addition to delegates from 83 foreign Communist parties, listened to Nikita Khrushchev and others review policy issues. It was the congress which officially cemented the Sino-Soviet split, and so the last to be attended by the Chinese Communist Party. In his opening speech at the 22nd Congress, Khrushchev attacked the Communist regime of Albania for its unreformed Stalinist orthodoxy. A number of other Soviet and foreign Communist speakers joined the attack. However, Zhou Enlai, head of the Chinese Communist delegation, refused to agree and criticized Khrushchev for airing ideological differences in front of the world. "To lay bare a dispute between fraternal parties or fraternal countries openly in the face of the enemy," he said, "cannot be regarded as a serious Marxist-Leninist attitude." Speakers for five other Asian Communist parties (Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, and India) sided with China in refusing to criticize Albania. On 21 October, Zhou Enlai placed two wreaths at the base of the Lenin-Stalin
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    33rd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 33rd World Science Fiction Convention, informally known as Aussiecon, was held in Melbourne, Australia, 14–17 August 1975, at the Southern Cross Hotel. Its guests of honour were Ursula K. Le Guin (pro), Susan Wood (fan), Mike Glicksohn (fan), and Donald Tuck (Australian). The convention was significant in the development of cohesive Australian activity around science fiction and fantasy fandom. The chairman was Robin Johnson. The toastmaster was John Bangsund. Total attendance was 606.
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    42nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 42nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as L.A.con II, was held 30 August – 3 September 1984 at the Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA. The chairmen were Craig Miller and Milt Stevens. The Guests of Honor were Gordon R. Dickson (pro) and Dick Eney (fan). Robert Bloch was the Toastmaster for the Hugo Ceremony, and Jerry Pournelle was the Master of Ceremonies for the Other Awards Ceremony. Total attendance was 8365, a record and the largest to date. At the convention Robert Heinlein appeared, continuing his campaign to encourage science fiction fans to make blood donations. A.E. Van Vogt appeared at the convention.
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    4th World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 4th World Science Fiction Convention was held August 30-September 1 1946, at the Park View Manor in Los Angeles, California. Known as "Pacificon I", it was the first time the annual event had been held since 1941, due to the Second World War. The guests of honor were A. E. Van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull. The convention chairman was Walter J. Daugherty. Attendance was approximately 130 members.
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    62nd World Science Fiction Convention

    • Part of conference series: Worldcon
    The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Noreascon 4, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts, from September 2–6, 2004. The venues for the 62nd Worldcon were Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton Boston Hotel and Boston Marriott Copley Place. The convention was organized by Massachusetts Convention Fandom, Inc., and the organizing committee was chaired by Deb Geisler. The convention had 7485 members, of whom 6008 actually attended the convention. The guests of honor were: The 65th World Science Fiction Convention was awarded to Nippon 2007 in the city of Yokohama, Japan. The convention was the first to be held in Asia. A number of notable science fiction and fantasy awards were presented at Noreascon 4. The Hugo Awards, named after Hugo Gernsback, are presented every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Results are based on the ballots submitted by members of the World Science Fiction Society. In addition to the guests of honor, notable science fiction writers participating to the convention included:
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    Arab Congress of 1913

    Arab Congress of 1913

    The Arab Congress of 1913 (also known as the "Arab National Congress," "First Palestinian Conference," the "First Arab Congress," and the "Arab-Syrian Congress") met in a hall of the French Geographical Society (Société de Géographie) at 184 Boulevard Saint-Germain from June 18–23 in Paris to discuss reforms to grant Arabs more autonomy under the Ottoman Empire. It took place at a time of uncertainty and change in the Ottoman Empire in the years leading up to World War I. The Empire had undergone a revolution and a coup by the Young Turks in 1908. Arabs were agitating for more rights under the fading empire and early glimmers of Arab nationalism were emerging. A number of dissent and reform-oriented groups formed in Greater Syria, Palestine, Constantinople, and Egypt. Zionist immigration to Palestine was increasing, and England and France were expressing interest in the region, competing for spheres of influence. It was under these conditions that a group of students living in Paris called for a Congress to be held to discuss proposed Arab reforms. While the Congress was not ultimately successful in its proposed aims, it was a reflection of events taking place and dynamics that
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    Dagstuhl Seminar on Information Visualization 2010

    • Part of conference series: GI-Dagstuhl Seminars
    • Focus: Information visualization
    • Venue: Wadern
    The aim of this seminar was to bring together theoreticians and practitioners from the field with a special focus on the intersection of InfoVis and Human-Computer Interaction. To support discussions that are related to the visualization of real world data, researchers from selected application areas also attended and contributed. During the seminar, working groups on eight different topics were formed and enabled a critical reflection on ongoing research efforts, the state of the field, and key research challenges today...
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    Eleventh National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam

    The Eleventh National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Đại hội đại biểu toàn quốc lần thứ XI, 11th National Congress of Delegates) was the eleventh party congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the sole legal party of Vietnam; it occurred between January 12 and January 19, 2011, at the My Dinh National Convention Centre, Hanoi. A few weeks ago the XI Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, December 20, 2010, Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper mentioned Draft HR of the four highest positions of the Party and State in Vietnam. According to this source, Nguyen Phu Trong is expected to become the General Secretary, Mr. Truong Tan Sang is likely to be the President, and Mr. Pham Quang Nghi, will be chairman of the National Assembly, Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, will continue as Prime Minister.
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    GIScience 2006

    • Part of conference series: GIScience
    Geographic Information Science: 4th International Conference, Giscience 2006, Munster, Germany, September 20-23, 2006, Proceedings - Lecture Notes in Computer Science v. 4197
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    International Commons Conference: Constructing a Commons-Based Policy Platform

    International Commons Conference: Constructing a Commons-Based Policy Platform

    • Focus: Commons Society
    • Venue: Heinrich Böll Foundation
    Center stage for this 3 day conference in Berlin was the role of the commoner and commoning in the new era of post-industrial approaches to sustainability and progress. More than 170 individuals from over 30 countries attended the conference and participated in plenary sessions and small group work to elaborate a common understanding that can translate into many languages across borders: commoners and Commons Society are here, and the time is now.
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    International Conference on Afghanistan

    International Conference on Afghanistan

    After Operation Enduring Freedom in which the Taliban government was toppled in Afghanistan, in December 2001, the German city of Bonn hosted a conference of Afghan leaders at Hotel Petersberg, to choose the leader of an Afghan Interim Authority – widely known as the Bonn Conference. The Conference chose Hamid Karzai, who was subsequently elected President in 2004. Karzai subsequently appointed many of the anti-Taliban allies and regional leaders to senior posts within the interim government, or to senior posts in the Provincial governments.
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    Regensburg Congress of 1459

    The Regensburg Congress was a meeting of master masons (architects) of Gothic architecture in Regensburg, Bavaria in 1459. At this meeting, and the others that followed, the masters of the Holy Roman Empire specified the regulations of their trade. Such regulations included the secrecy of their methods of design. The nineteen masters in attendance included those in charge of cathedrals in Regensburg, Vienna (Lorenz Spenning), Basel, Bern, Passau, Salzburg, Konstanz, Weissenau, Landshut, Ingolstadt, Weißenberg, Esslingen, Amberg, Hassfurt, Ochsenfurt and Cologne. The master of Strasbourg Cathedral, Jost Dotzinger, was put in control of all others.
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    Regional Conference on Higher Education 2008

    Regional Conference on Higher Education 2008

    The first preparatory conference for the next World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) was held from 4 to 6 June in Cartagena, Colombia, by the International Institute for Higher Education of UNESCO in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) and the Columbian Ministry of National Education, with the support of the Columbian Association of Universities (ASCUN) and the Andrés Bello Agreement (CAB). In there, participants analysed and discussed the trends and new perspectives that have arisen as a result of social, economic, political and cultural changes in the region and the impact of these trends on higher education. In addition, regional contributions to the WCHE + 10 were formulated. The main goal was to promote reflection, commitment and action across the board, so that institutional and public Higher Education policies can benefit from the advances of the 21st century. The focus was South-South cooperation. Other goals were to increase the internationalisation of Higher Education institutions in the region and to formulate and coordinate Latin American and Caribbean standpoints for the World Conference on Higher Education 2009. The Conference focused on the following key
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    White House Conference on Civil Rights

    The White House Conference on Civil Rights was held June 1 and 2, 1966. The aim of the conference was built on the momentum of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in addressing discrimination against African-Americans. The four areas of discussion were housing, economic security, education, and the administration of justice. President Lyndon Johnson had promised this conference in his commencement address at Howard University the year before. Like that address, the conference was named "To Fulfill These Rights." The title was a play on "To Secure These Rights," a report issued by Truman's civil rights commission in 1947. There were over 2,400 participants, representing all the major civil rights groups except SNCC, which boycotted the conference. Out of the conference came a hundred-page report that called for "legislation to ban racial discrimination in housing and the administration of criminal justice, and...suggested increased federal spending to improve the quality of housing and education."
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    World Conference on Human Rights

    The World Conference on Human Rights was held by the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, on 14 to 25 June 1993. It was the first human rights conference held since the end of the Cold War. The main result of the conference was the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Although the United Nations had long been active in the field of human rights, the Vienna conference was only the second global conference to focus exclusively on human rights, with the first having been the International Conference on Human Rights held in Teheran, Iran, during April–May 1968 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Vienna conference came at a time when world conferences were popular, with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development having been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992, and the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, soon following in September 1994. More conferences would follow after that, including the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 1995 and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in September 1995. Such conferences were seen as a
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    World's Congress of Representative Women

    The World's Congress of Representative Women was a week-long convention for the voicing of women's concerns, held within the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) in May 1893. At 81 meetings, organized by women from each of the United States, 150,000 people came to the World's Congress Auxiliary Building and listened to speeches given by almost 500 women from 27 countries. The World's Congress of Representative Women was arranged, sponsored and promoted by the women's branch of the World's Congress Auxiliary, under the guidance of President Pauline Kohlsaat Palmer, the wife of prominent Chicagoan Potter Palmer. The men of the Auxiliary formed seventeen departments and held more than 100 congresses with a variety of political, social and technical agendas; the women's branch held just one congress. Of all the congresses at the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Congress of Representative Women was the most highly attended. Bertha Honoré Palmer served as the president of the 117-woman strong Board of Lady Managers, the organization which dealt with women's business at the World's Columbian Exposition. The Board built the Woman's Building, designed by 21-year-old
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