The conference should be seen as a satellite to DMTCS' 96 at Auckland University from 9-13 December. The plan of the conference is that it will be along the lines of the midwest model theory confence, with five 50 minute lectures on each day. Attendees of DMTCS '96 might like to visit Wellington in the week before. In keeping with the informality of the conference, along the lines of Dagstuhl or Oberwolfach, we have not settled on a programme. We already have several speakers, but we also invite potential speakers with exciting results of wide interest, to contact us asap at email@example.com, preferably with at least extended abstracts. We ask that any lecture be different from the one for DMTCS' 96. In keeping with the Very Informal nature of the Conference, the registration fee will be set at $20 (before Nov 1) and $30 (after Nov 1) to cover the cost of morning and afternoon teas and other miscellaneous items. We have arranged for some rooms to be held until November at Weir House at the cost of $40 per day (bed and breakfast) $50 per day (full board) or $25 per day (twin share). There is a student rate of $25 per day full board with student identification. We need your registration by Nov 1, together with 2 nights deposit if you desire to stay in Weir House. This is refundable up to 3 weeks before the Conference. Otherwise, attendees can arrange their own accomodation, although we will help where we can with bookings, etc. A full list of Wellington accomodation can be obtained from Richard Coles (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will also answer other accomodation questions.
Beautiful Wellington is the capital and cultural centre of New Zealand and is about 1 hour by air, and 7-8 hours by car from Auckland.
The organizing and conference committee consists of Professors Rod Downey and Rob Goldblatt, and Drs. Richard Coles and Geoffrey LaForte from VUW.
A second announcement listing speakers will be made in about a month.