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August 4, 2014

Hello Claudia and Maria and Fabrizio -
Thank you for your messages, and for your generosity. Most of all, thank you for your three presentations, and for your research and support and use of SignWriting all these years.

And we look forward to working with you further -

And although I am grateful for your donations, there is no rush involved, Maria. I am not sure why you mention time. You did not have to donate at all if you cannot…I am not asking you to donate if you cannot be reimbursed.

As Claudia mentioned below, apparently you cannot be reimbursed by your Universities now after the Symposium is over, so I do not expect you to do this if you cannot be reimbursed.

Our organization should have had the funds in advance to pay for all this …so this is my fault…so you can put the blame on me…smile…and we are fine too. Our organization is 40 years old and we are still here! I am writing grants now, and we will be strong as always. We have another 40 years at least ;-)

We are simply learning how run conferences online.

Have you attended large conferences online where you present online, captured on video? I am curious…what were your experiences with those online conferences?...

We will publish the proceedings in a beautiful book, which I will put together - I do the book layout here. There is one presentation that has not given us their abstract yet (smile ;-), but we do have their PowerPoint presentation, so I will encourage them to give us their Abstract - if I don’t receive it I can base their proceedings on their PowerPoint -

Many people gave us their abstracts, slides and papers at the last minute - some just hours before they presented, and a few after they presented - so I cannot publish the proceedings in advance - but now I can.

I hope to have the published Proceedings with an ISBN number ready to go as an eBook by September - will that be soon enough?

Many blessings to you and thank you once again for your donations - I love your work and want it to continue as well -

Val ;-)


On Aug 4, 2014, at 9:36 AM, Maria De Marsico <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Valerie!
> I donated, but I would like to have more time to donate this instead ;-)
> Maria


On Aug 4, 2014, at 3:13 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> >>> And  it is wonderful that those who are affiliated with academic institutions, such as colleges and universities, can possibly get reimbursed by their institution, for any Symposium fees. I have now received three payments from presenters with an academic affiliation - thank you!
> I want to clarify that, for this time, it is impossible for us to get refunded for the Symposium fees. The only way to do that is that BEFORE the symposium you open a way to pay (and not to donate) a pre-established amount of money, identical for every kind of person (students, researchers, school teachers... can pay different amounts but every member of a category have, officially, to pay the same... the you can crate a sort of "economical help" for those who can't pay, but it is not a problem for university)  and you write on the website that is for "conference fee". So our donations (I speak for Fabrizio and I) are from our personal wallet, not from university.
> Next year, maybe, we can get a re-found if we have a fee request fully compliant with the administrative rules.
> Claudia S. Bianchini, PhD
> MCF Licence SDL-LSF, Univ. Poitiers
> Laboratoire EA3816-FoReLL
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> Université de Poitiers - UFR Lettres et Langues (Bât. A3)
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