Practical TeX 2004 - Program & Participants

Following is the program for the conference and a list of participants to date. Please email us if you have any questions or comments.

Hotel information and conference logistics are available separately.

You can register online for the conference.

Sunday, July 18

3pm-5pm: registration
5pm-7pm: reception

Monday, July 19

The second track in the mornings will be a class on beginning and intermediate LaTeX. It will not assume any knowledge of TeX or LaTeX. Participants can choose whether to attend this class or the talks. The teachers are Sue DeMeritt and Cheryl Ponchin.
Track 2
9am Karl Berry
TeX Users Group
9:15am Peter Flynn
Silmaril Consultants
Keynote address: TeX and the interface
10:30am Eitan Gurari
Ohio State University
TeX4ht: HTML production (abstract) beginning & intermediate LaTeX workshop
11:15am Kaveh Bazargan 
River Valley Technologies
LaTeX to MathML and back: A case study of Elsevier journals continues
11:45pm Hans Hagen
NTG, Pragma ADE
The pros and cons of PDF concludes for the day
12:30pmlunch MacOSX session (Napa room)
2:00pm Jenny Levine
Duke University Press
Label replacement in graphics
2:30pm David Allen
University of Kentucky
Screen presentations, manuscripts, and posters from the same LaTeX source
3:30pm Baden Hughes
University of Melbourne
TeX and XML
4pm Han The Thanh
University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
Micro-typographic extensions of pdfTeX in practice

Tuesday, July 20

Track 2
9am Volker R.W. Schaa
pdfTeX and XML workflow for conference proceedings (slides) beginning & intermediate LaTeX workshop
9:45am Anita Schwartz
University of Delaware
Paperless dissertations at the University of Delaware (slides) continues
10:45am Hans Hagen MetaPost: More than math and fonts (slides) continues
11:45am Brooks Moses
Stanford University
MetaPlot, MetaContour, and other collaborations with MetaPost (slides) concludes for the day
1:30pm Cheryl Ponchin
Center for Communications Research
LaTeX survey
2:15pm Steve Grathwohl
Duke University Press
What is ConTeXt, that we should be mindful of it? (slides)
3:15pm William Richter
Texas Life Insurance Co.
TeX and scripting languages (slides)
4pm q&a
5pm treasure hunt San Francisco North Beach/Chinatown Treasure Hunt. Teams will attempt to decipher eight clues which lead to local landmarks, intriguing sights, and notorious back streets. First teams to solve all clues and arrive at the banquet restaurant will win valuable prizes! Hunt rules and sample clues.
7:30pm banquet Banquet at the Empress of China restaurant. This will be a multi-course Chinese dinner, including Sizzling Rice Soup, Peking Duck, Manchurian Beef, and Walnut Prawns. The banquet room has a commanding view of Downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz and the bay, and Telegraph Hill. Several celebrity TeX guests will be attending the banquet!

Wednesday, July 21

Track 2
9am Nelson Beebe
University of Utah
A bibliographer's toolbox (slides) beginning & intermediate LaTeX workshop
9:45am David Jones
American Mathematical Society
The amsrefs package (slides) continues
10:45am Steve Peter
Beech Stave Press
TeX and linguistics (slides)
11:30am Hans Hagen ConTeXt concludes.
1:30pm Steve Grathwohl 75 years of the Duke Mathematical Journal online
2:15pm q&a
3:15pm panel:
Digital Publishing
moderator: Lance Carnes; Kaveh Bazargan, Karl Berry, Peter Flynn, David Fuchs, Hans Hagen, others tba.

Thursday, July 22

The following classes will be offered on this fourth day of the Practical TeX 2004 conference, for an additional fee.

See the separate classes page for more details.


  1. David Allen / University of Kentucky
  2. Mitchell Bakos / PPI, Belmont, CA
  3. Kaveh Bazargan / TUGIndia, River Valley Technologies
  4. Nelson Beebe / University of Utah
  5. Karl Berry / TeX Users Group
  6. Linda Bethel / Graduate School of Business, Stanford
  7. Jeannie Brown / Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
  8. Brian Carnes / Personal TeX, Inc.
  9. Lance Carnes / Personal TeX, Inc.
  10. Dennis Claudio / Superior Court, CA
  11. Barry Dale / Caloundra, Australia
  12. Sue DeMeritt / Center for Communications Research, La Jolla, CA
  13. Michael Dickerson / Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Pomona College
  14. Sandra Farrier / Washington, DC
  15. Ronald Fehd / Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  16. Peter Flynn / Silmaril Consultants
  17. David Fuchs / Palo Alto, CA
  18. Steve Grathwohl / Duke University Press
  19. Eitan Gurari / Ohio State University
  20. Hans Hagen / NTG, Pragma ADE
  21. Han The Thanh / University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
  22. Joseph Hesse / Saint Paul College
  23. L. Carole Holbrook / Oak Ridge Laboratory, TN
  24. Baden Hughes / University of Melbourne
  25. Ned Hummel / University of Nebraska Lincoln
  26. Susan Huot / Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  27. Calvin Jackson / Caltech
  28. David Jones / American Mathematical Society
  29. Nickolas Kalivas / Westminster School, London
  30. Richard Koch / University of Oregon
  31. Robin Laakso / TeX Users Group
  32. Alice Leonhardt / Rutgers University, NJ
  33. Jenny Levine / Duke University Press
  34. Donna Magnani / American Physical Society, Ridge, NY
  35. Barbara Mastrian / Rutgers University, NJ
  36. Denise McCall / Institute for Defense Analysis, Princeton, NJ
  37. Wendy McKay / Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology
  38. Barbara Miller / University of California, Riverside
  39. Brooks Moses / Stanford University
  40. Noelle Noble / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
  41. Tim Null / San Jose, CA
  42. Arthur Ogawa / TeX Consultants, Three Rivers, CA
  43. Elliott Pearl / Toronto
  44. Steve Peter / Beech Stave Press, NJ
  45. Cheryl Ponchin / Center for Communications Research, Princeton, NJ
  46. Andrew Porter / Livermore, CA
  47. K. David Prince / College of Engineering, University of Washington
  48. William Richter / Texas Life Insurance Co.
  49. Volker R.W. Schaa / Dante
  50. Anita Schwartz / University of Delaware
  51. Heidi Sestrich / Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University
  52. Catherine Schrott / Professional Publications, Belmont, CA
  53. Kathy Sheldon / Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Pomona College
  54. Alistair Smith / Sunrise Setting, Devon, UK
  55. Doug Smylie / Earth & Space Science & Engineering, York University
  56. Terri Spence / Duke University Press, Durham, NC
  57. Anne Taub / ISIS, University of California, Irvine
  58. Larry Thomas / Department of Mathematics, Saint Peter's College, New Jersey
  59. Alan Wetmore / US Army, Adelphi, MD
  60. Faye Yeager / Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

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