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Students! An inexpensive way to attend a truly excellent technical conference!
Held annually in Montréal, Balisage is the premier international conference on markup languages, technologies, theories, and practice focused on the creation of robust, lasting information systems. (But don't take our word for it; try Googling it:
Support for attending Balisage 2012 will be available for some full-time students in the field of markup technologies and related disciplines, including Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and Digital Humanities.
Award details will be announced as soon as we can. (We don't yet know how much money we will have for student awards.) In past years, the first prize winner received travel to Montréal, accommodations at the conference hotel, and conference registration. Second and third place winners received smaller awards.
To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled full time in an academic degree program, as documented in your CV. More important, you must have a demonstrable interest in and commitment to our field.
Details about the application process and requirements are available on Balisage's website at:
Application materials will be accepted in plain text, HTML, or PDF and are due on April 20, 2012 (the same day Balisage paper submissions are due). Please send applications to Be sure you include contact information.
Awards will be offered at the discretion of the conference committee. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as to their award status by June 20, 2012.
Find out more about the Balisage series of conferences at Then come to
Montréal to experience the cutting edge of this fascinating field at the crossroads of technology, textual studies, database theory, and philosophy.
-- The Balisage 2012 Conference Committee