***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** INTERNATIONAL SUNBELT SOCIAL NETWORK CONFERENCE XXVI Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 24-30 April 2006 The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXVI, sponsored by the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Symposia on April 24-25, Workshops April 25-26, Papers April 26-30, 2006. Workshops are scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 25 in the afternoon and continue Wednesday, April 26 in the morning. General paper sessions will begin on Wednesday the 26th in the afternoon and finish on Sunday, the 30th. The Keynote Speaker will be Edward Laumann, and a plenary lecture will be given by the winner of the first Visual Path competition. PLANNED SESSIONS We invite you to propose or chair a session by letting us know at your earliest convenience via [log in to unmask] To chair a session, please select from the list below or propose a topic of your interest that isn't on the list. Algorithms and Analytic Methods Applications of p* Characteristics of Ethnic Personal Nets Co-Evolution of Knowledge Networks Cognition and Networks Collecting Network Data Computer Networks as Social Networks Corporate and Inter-Organizational Networks Deviant and Criminal Networks Dynamics of social networks Evolution of Social Networks Focus on the Alters Infectious Diseases and Social Networks Informant Accuracy Innovation Interlocking Directorates International Networks Intra-Organizational Networks Kinship and Family Networks Large Scale Networks Mathematical Models Mergers, Alliances and Partnerships Methods and Statistics Micro-Macro Link Network Visualization Networks and Game Theory Networks and Infectious Diseases Networks and Science Networks and Social Systems Networks Through Time Networks, Collective Action & Social Movements New Analytic Answers On-Line Communities Partnership, Cooperation, Competition Personal Community Networks Politics and Networks Structures Powerful Experiments Research using position generator Sex, Diseases and Networks Social Capital Social Influence and Diffusion Social Support Status, Wealth, Power and Control The Individual Networks of Managers Trust, Uncertainty and Advantage Women, Men and Research Networks REGISTRATION (US$) Dec 15 March 1 April 1 Regular INSNA member $70 $80 $90 Regular non-member $120 $135 $150 Student $55 $50 $60 In-absentia INSNA member $25 In-absentia non-member $40 CONFERENCE HOTEL The conference will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at Stanley Park, 1763 Comox St. The hotel is located in Vancouver's <http://www.tourismvancouver.com/> trendy West End which offers the convenience and flavor of its true neighborhood. Over looking English Bay and Stanley Park the hotel is close to a variety of specialty restaurants, shops and services. Make a room reservation on the Sunbelt conference page by clicking on Hotel Registration. To get the conference rate, enter "network" where the form says "Booking code". The room prices quoted below are in $CDN. Comfort Room - $165 Single/ Double One Bedroom Suite - $185 Single/ Double *** Conference rates for the hotel are in effect (3) days pre and post event (reservation in advance will be required) *** CONFERENCE BANQUET A banquet that you will enjoy, remember, and probably write home about will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 27th. US$55 WORKSHOPS (not a final list) Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, and Vladimir Batagelj -- Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek Stephen Borgatti and Martin Everett -- Introduction to the Analysis of Network Data via UCINET, Pajek and NetDraw Barry Wellman -- Networks for Newbies Andrew Seary and Bill Richards -- Multinet Allen Tien, Chris McCarty, Emmanuel Koku, and Paul Broome -- SocioMetrica Suite -- EgoNet, LinkAlyzer, VisuaLyzer Christian Steglich -- The Analysis of Longitudinal Social Network Data or Dynamics of Networks and Behaviour Garry Robins, Pip Pattison, Dave Hunter (Penn State), maybe others from the University of Washington -- p* and statnet (which among other things can estimate the models) CALL FOR PAPERS Abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the Sunbelt XXVI website (go to www.insna.org, click Sunbelt XXVI, click Abstract Subission), and need to be received no later than January 16th, 2006. CONTACT INFORMATION Sunbelt XXVI Local Committee (first incarnation) Bill Richards [log in to unmask] Sheila McCarthy [log in to unmask] Timothy R. Huerta [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.