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10'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

July 28 - August 2, 2003
Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due May 15, 2003
Notification to authors June 1, 2003
Author materials due July 10, 2003
Conference starts July 28, 2003
Email Contact [email protected]

Conference Registration

You can register for the 10'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference in one of several ways:
  1. A secure online form
  2. A non-secure online form
  3. Request a plain text form be emailed to you.
    Fill in the form and email, fax, or slow-mail your registration.
  4. Download a form to your browser
    Print the form, fill it out and fax, or slow-mail your registration.

Conference Location

Ann Arbor Best Western Executive Plaza
2899 Jackson Road,
Ann Arbor, Michigan United States 48103

Special rate for Tcl/Tk Conference Attendees: $69.00 / Night!

This rate is extended to 2 days before and after the conference dates (And maybe a bit more if you want to spend longer in Ann Arbor.)

All guestrooms and public areas at the Ann Arbor Best Western Executive Plaza were renovated early 2002. This is a full-service hotel with a free continental breakfast (juice, coffee, fruit, cereals, and sweet-rolls), restaurant, lounge, indoor outdoor pool, exercise facility, whirlpool, sauna. Guest rooms contain remote controlled television, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron, and ironing board. King rooms also have a sofa bed. Ann Arbor Best Western Executive Plaza has plenty of free parking.

It's an easy walk to both cheap and good food, an excellent Thai restaruant, a couple of good Chinese places, and American, Mexican, Fast Food, etc. A short taxi ride gets you into downtown Ann Arbor, with some micro-brew-pubs, top quality restaurants, music, theater, movies, shopping, etc.

Registration Information

All prices are US$.

Technical Sessions (Thursday to Saturday) registration includes:

  • Access to all conference technical sessions
  • Access to evening BOFs and community meetings
  • One set of proceedings on CD
  • Breakfast and morning and evening snack breaks

Each tutorial is one half-day session (3 hours instruction time + one break). Tutorials have limited space. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tutorial Sessions (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) registration includes:

  • Access to all registered tutorial sessions
  • Complete course handouts
  • Snack break during the tutorial

Conference Fees Regular Price
Technical Sessions $395
Tutorials (per half-day tutorial) $195
Extra Proceedings (CD-based) $5
Extra Proceedings (Paper-based) $20
Walk-in registration: Add $100 to your total fees when registering on-site.

Special Discounts
Full Time Student Technical Session fee is only $150 for students, with proof of status, a copy of your student ID and class schedule.
IEEE or Usenix Member: Deduct $100 from your total fees if you are a member of IEEE or Usenix.
Presenters Paper presenters receive a reduced rate of $150 for the technical sessions.



Ann Arbor is served by the Detroit Metro (DTW), Lansing (LAN), Willow Run and Ann Arbor airports. Willow Run and Ann Arbor are private pilot/charter strips, while Lansing and Detroit Metro are commercial airports.

DTW is a hub for Northwest and KLM.

NOTE: Northwest is offering discounted fares to Tcl/Tk attendees.
Order tickets by calling 1-800-328-1111 (M-F, 7:30AM-7:30PM, Central US Time)
Ticket Designator is: NMZLJ


Ann Arbor is served by Greyhound and Amtrak.


It will not be necessary to rent a car for the duration of the conference. You can reach the Best Western Executive Plaza from the airport by Yellow Cab Taxi ($22 one way). If there are more than 3 folks in a party, can save money by reserving a minivan from Metro Taxi for $39 per van load.

Once you reach the hotel, there are several good restaurants within a brisk walk, or a short cab ride puts you in downtown Ann Arbor, where there are many fine restaruants, microbrew pubs, jazz and folk clubs, etc.

Registering by Mail

Request a plain text form be emailed to you.
Fill in the form and return it by mail including a check payable to Noumena Corporation to:

Noumena Corp.
9300 Fleming Rd .
Dexter, MI 48130

Please note, mail registration must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2003 to receive the early bird discount.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please email [email protected]. Registration fees for cancellations received before July 1st will be refunded after a $100 processing charge has been deducted.

Conference Committee

Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Gerald Lester  
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Ken Jones   Avia Training
Mac Cody   Raytheon Company
Mark Roseman   CourseForum Technologies
Steve Landers   Digital Smarties

Contact Information

[email protected]

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