If you are planning to come to Origins 2011 and you need a hotel, you should make your reservation as soon as possible. We (at CORE) just made our reservations this week, and the hotels in Rapid City are already filling up for that weekend (not surprising).
Meanwhile, abstract editing is coming along, and we will certainly have a bigger conference than we had last year.
You can register for the conference at the Origins 2011 website.
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