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Izu-Bonin-Mariana Subduction System

Information for participants

Dear IBM Workshop Participant;

We look forward to seeing you soon at the New Otani Hotel on Waikiki for a week of discussion about the Izu-Bonin-Mariana island arc September 8-12, 2002. Here is an update about the meeting:


If you have not already done so, please send your airline, flight numbers, and arrival and departure dates and times to Joan at the MARGINS Office immediately. You might want see if you can get an even better airfare now. You will be met at, and returned to, the airport. Details of this will be in our next letter to you. Should systems fail, the meeting is at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, Telephone: (808)923-1555 Facsimile: (808)922-9404


You have been assigned to a shared room unless you requested a single room on your acceptance form or you have made other arrangements directly with the MARGINS office. Changes during check-in are your financial responsibility.


Please consult this web site periodically between now and the meeting.

Meeting agenda and materials

The agenda, background materials, and a participant list are being posted on the website. Please download and bring with you as many materials as you will need. Only limited materials will be distributed at the meeting. We advise that you wait until close to the meeting time to print abstracts of the invited talks because they are likely to be updated periodically.

Invited speakers

Please start sending your abstracts, figures, and tables to Olaf at the MARGINS office as they become available, per information that you have received separately. Invited speakers in general should plan on formal presentation of 20-25 minutes to allow ample time for discussion.

Your oral participation

The meeting is intended to be interactive, about 100 people are expected to attend, and most have something to contribute. Please bring overheads that can be used to support short replies to the invited talks, or to call attention to your poster or both. Convenors will manage the time after invited talks and will try to call on as many people as possible. Plan to show only 2-3 graphics and to talk for no more than 3-5 minutes at a time. Although not everyone will be able to say everything they wish to say publicly, we hope that you will be willing to contribute to lively discussion throughout the week in many venues.

PowerPoint presentations

Anyone who wants to use a PowerPoint presentation must pre-load their presentation onto a CD-ROM. All CD-ROMs must be delivered to Olaf the day before your session. We will provide a PC running Powerpoint. We will not allow presenters to use their own computers; it simply takes too much time between presentations (i.e. same rules as AGU meetings). If you wish to make a presentation requiring software or graphics that cannot be incorporated into a Powerpoint presentation, contact Olaf now about feasibility. We use an Epson PowerLite 50c projector that works at 800 x 600 pixels and has a standard VGA plug with cable. More information.

Your poster

We are sending a separate email about posters. Final day discussion topics. You will see that topics for discussion on the final day remain to be determined. They will be chosen during the meeting, probably Wednesday night. What do you most want to learn and do at this meeting in order to further your objectives in light of the topics to be discussed on Monday-Wednesday, and the specific people attending? The answer should be what we discuss on Thursday.


Jim Gill, Simon Klemperer, Bob Stern, Yoshihiko Tamura, Doug Wiens

Garry Karner, Olaf Svenningsen, Joan Basher
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
PO Box 1000, Palisades, New York 10964, USA
Phone: 845 365 8665 Fax: 845 365 8156

Last updated Tuesday, July 29, 2003