Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Feliz Ano Novo! 新年快乐！ سنة جديدة سعيدة! שנה טובה!
С Новым Годом! Felice Anno Nuovo! And for you dead language aficionados, Felix Novus Annus!
I write on this cold and blustery January day to remind you that not only does “the early bird catcheth the worm” (Ray, J. 1670), but she also gets the greatest discount on Alliance Conference fees and the best selection of Indianapolis hotel rooms (not to mention the aisle seat on the plane). Make a New Year’s resolution today to register for Alliance 2013. Do it soon and as a North American institutional member you save $250 per person (Non-North American institutional members save $300 per person). Early Bird discounts end January 11th. While institutional discounts continue right up until the opening bell, their value diminishes (registering on-site, institutional members still save $100). By registering for Alliance early, many institutions save enough to more than cover their institutional membership. I urge you to point your browser to http://www.alliance-conference.com for details including the agenda and all the exciting events in and around Alliance 2013. I look forward to seeing you there.