Congratulations! You have agreed to organize an upcoming Eastern Section-Seismological Society of America (ES-SSA) meeting (or similar-size SSA-related meeting). Below are some suggestions to make this endeavor easier. Our suggestions are based on our experience organizing the 2006 ES-SSA meeting in Ottawa (with some additional experience from the 1986 and 1997 meetings).

Make this project a team effort. Tasks that require a person in charge are:

The ES-SSA meetings usually are held in mid-October plus or minus a couple of weeks. Potential conflicts with special holidays are the Canadian Thanksgiving (second Monday in October; 8 October in 2007 and 13...

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