Open podium call and LaTeX intro

Hi all, as announced at the welcome meeting, in week 2 after the scheduled classes, we will have some more events. On Monday, 1 August, at 5pm there will be a LaTeX introduction workshop. From Tuesday onwards we will have the Open podium where you can present some of your work (work in progress or a finished paper), discuss it with your peers, ask for suggestions in the form of short talks (10-15 min talk + 5 min questions/feedback). It will all be very informal and time permitting we’ll in principle include everybody (on a first-come-first-served basis).

If you want to present, send an email with subject line Open podium including a title of your talk, your name, affiliation and a short abstract to <>. The deadline is Saturday, July 30 at midnight, and a schedule will be announced by Monday. Presentations to take place in week 2 after classes in the Syntax room on Tuesday and/or Wednesday depending on how many of you want to present.

If you would like to take part in organizing of the Open podium, talk to Petra, András or Berit, or let us know on the eggmail.  

Opening meeting and welcome party

On Monday, 25 July we are starting at 9:15 with an Opening meeting in the Syntax room (Building B, B 2.23) and the classes begin at 9:30. If you would like to walk from the dorm to the venue, we will set off from A3 dorm building at 8:30 am. 

The Opening party on Monday night will be at Sborovna pub (address – Botanická 590/1), we have a reservation 7pm-10pm.

Closing party with cocktail contest

We will have a closing party in Gathertown tonight (Thursday) from 19:00.

The cocktail contest is a classic EGG event, for which you come up with a linguistic-related name for your cocktail (some inspiration “Strong uninterpretable seizures”, “Syntax on the Beach”) and prepare it for others to taste. We would then vote for the best cocktail in different categories (the traditional ones are: tastiest, best name, deadliest). This year, it will be all about cocktail names. Prepare yourself one and come enjoy it with others!