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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]

We are pleased to announce the 10'th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2003), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , in cooperation with ActiveState, Usenix and IEEE SouthEast Michigan Computer Chapter, and Washtenaw Community College, with logistics support from ExpoTech.

Come to the 10'th Tcl/Tk Conference to:

  • Learn about the power of Tcl/Tk.
  • Present exciting new work involving Tcl/Tk.
  • See the latest developments in Tcl/Tk.
  • Meet Tcl/Tk researchers and users from academia, government and industry.
  • Plan for future Tcl/Tk related developments.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Best Western Executive Plaza , in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is a former Holiday Inn Holidome, with indoor/outdoor pool and plenty of space to mingle and converse, located in one of Ann Arbor's shopping and eating strips.

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.)

The Best Western offers free continental breakfast, a full service restaurant, lounge, indoor outdoor pool, exercise facility, whirlpool, sauna. Guest rooms contain remote controlled television, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron, and ironing board. The king rooms also have a sofa bed. Ann Arbor Best Western Executive Plaza has plenty of free parking.



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. A short cab ride puts you in downtown Ann Arbor, where there are many fine restaruants, microbrew pubs, jazz and folk clubs, etc.


The Best Western has a business center with internet connections open 24 hours a day. The conference will include wireless access in the main conference room from Monday through Saturday. Please bring your own wireless ethernet card. For presenters, computers will be available for use during your presentation. These will be equipped with Windows 98 with MS Office or Linux with OpenOffice.

Ann Arbor

For those of you coming early or staying late, Ann Arbor is a beautiful city with many offerings to entertain you. The downtown and campus area have some good brewpubs, excellent restaurants, jazz, folk and rock music clubs, professional, repertory, commercial and art movie theaters, and much more.

A couple of sites with more information are Ann Arbor Convention Bureau and Ann Arbor OnLine . The Best Western also has a tourist wall with lots of pamphlets on what you can enjoy locally.

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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