***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Aboout the name, Pat Doreain said:: "when all of the old farts who were at the beginning of sunbelt peg out, then the name might change." As one of those "old farts," I feel that I should suggest an explanation for the name.. Both Russ Bernard and I were influenced by an anthropological evolutionary long-term view when in 1981 we called our new conference the SunBelt Conference. A recent quote from Wikiipedia is relevant: Since the early 20th century, Earth's average surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two thirds of the increase occurring since 1980" Anticipating Global Warming, we figured that all possible conference sites: wouldell in time be warm enough. --Alvin _____________________________________________________________________ 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.