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Dear ICL20 participant

We now have - after 8 days of solid work - a first draft of the congress programme.

We have 10 paper sessions and 27 workshops to fit into 4 and a half days. Paper sessions occur only on the first 3 days, ranging from 1 day to 3 full days and an extra session for some like Morphology, Syntax & Typology. This is very much a draft programme. We expect that there will some minor errors and omissions. Please bear with us and bring these to our attention right away. Also, if you had tabled a special timing request, feel free to bring this (or other matters) to our attention.

The programme is long, and we will eventually provide it in two formats - by time slots, and by individual themed sessions or workshops. For the time being we have it only by time slots - you can search for your name via the usual keys (Control+F, or Command+F on a Mac).

Additional notes:

  1. Please note that as Cape Town has the worst traffic build ups in the entire country, we’ve had to tailor our times accordingly. We offer coffee and muffins in the morning and begin each day at 9.30 a.m. We therefore finish late with a plenary from 5.00 to 6.00 p.m. and special meetings and events (voluntary) after 6.00 p.m. (Traffic is logjammed till 7.00 p.m., so this is a better way to spend the time).
  2. Friday sessions end at 1.30 p.m. Note that traffic builds up from then on for the weekend (and if you’re flying off, it’s better to allow enough time between the end of conference and your flight).
  3. The water situation in Cape Town has improved. There will be no restrictions as such, though we are all in water saving mode. (The early rains of April and May have arrived, but are not as abundant as in past decades).

We look forward to your visits immensely.

Raj Mesthrie & the organisers

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