MACSIM 7 @ Georgetown

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MACSIM 7 will take place at Georgetown University on October 7th, 2017.

Keynote speaker:  Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware.

Post-conference updates:

  • The deadline for requesting reimbursement for travel expenses in Friday October 13. Please email by 10/13 with the total amount requested and the names of presenters whose travel was covered by that amount. We will follow up by requesting necessary receipts and paperwork.
  • Links to some presentation slides and posters have been added to the schedule (below), as well as to the abstracts page.


  • Travel expenses for student presenters
    We will be able to help pay towards the travel expanses for student presenters. As of now, we can reimburse up to $55 of your travel expense (and possibly more, if not everyone needs his or her allotment). Because our budget is limited, please be as frugal as is reasonable when you make your plans, and be sure to save your receipts. We will have additional information about reimbursement procedures soon.
  • Poster size should be no larger than 3’x4′.  If you already have a larger poster, please contact the organizer.

Important Announcements:

  • Student presentations (both talks and posters) are nominated by their department faculty.  Nominations are due August 26.
  • Abstracts are due by September 9, 2017.
  • As in previous years, we will be able to provide some travel support for presenting students.  Details on the precise amount of funding available is forthcoming
  • The registration form and general schedule will be available in early fall.

Travel Information

Georgetown’s main gate is located at 3700 O Street, Washington, DC 20057.

By car

General driving directions to campus can be found here.

Parking on the streets around campus is sparse, and is mostly limited to 2-hour (strictly enforced) periods. Meanwhile, on-campus visitor parking is expensive ($22.00 per day — more information here). Hence, if you are driving to DC from out of town, you may wish to leave your car at your hotel or wherever you are staying and travel to campus from there by alternative means.

By MetroRail and/or MetroBus

While no MetroRail lines stop at Georgetown directly, several buses stop at or near Georgetown, and connect to and from various MetroRail lines as well as other points throughout the city.

The G2 bus stops at the main gate of the university (3700 O Street), and connects to the Dupont Circle MetroRail station and the Logan Circle area via P Street.  G2 Map and Timetable

The D6 bus stops at the north side of campus, on Reservoir Road, and connects to the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Metro Center, and Farragut West MetroRail stations.  D6 Map and Timetable

The D2 bus stops near the north side of campus, at 35th and Reservoir Road, and connects to the Dupont Circle MetroRail station and up to the Glover Park area.  D2 Map and Timetable

The 38B bus stops at M St. and 34th, and connects to the Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom, Farragut North, and Farragut West MetroRail stations.  38B Map and Timetable

The DC Circulator is another public bus that stops at M St. and 34th, and connects to the Dupont Circle and Rosslyn MetroRail stations.  Circulator Map and Timetable

By Amtrak

Once you have arrived at Union Station, MetroRail/MetroBus will take you the rest of the way. The D6 bus goes from Union Station to the north side of campus. Alternatively, MetroRail can take you from Union Station to Dupont Circle, where you can catch several buses to campus (see above).


10:00-10:20      Breakfast Riggs Library (Healy building)
10:20-10:30      Gather and welcome Healy 103
10:30-11:00      Stefan Bartell (Delaware) Healy 103
11:00-11:30     Vera Gor and Kristen Syrett (Rutgers) Healy 103
11:30-12:30      Poster session 1

     Coffee break

Riggs Library
12:30-1:00     Adina Williams (NYU) Healy 103
1:00-2:30      Lunch On your own
2:30-3:30     Satoshi Tamioka (invited) Healy 103
3:30-4:00     Kajsa Djarv and Spencer Caplan (Penn) Healy 103
4:00-4:45      Poster session 2

     Coffee break

Riggs Library
4:45-5:15      Akitaka Yamada (Georgetown) Healy 103
5:15-5:45      Laurel Perkins (Maryland) Healy 103
5:45-6:00      Business meeting
6:00-8:00      Dinner Pizzeria Paradiso

3282 M St, NW


  • Healy Hall is the central building at the front of campus when coming through the main entrance at 37th and O Streets, NW.  From the parking garage, walk up the hill and look for a gothic spire.  Map at:
  • Breakfast, coffee, and posters will be in the historic Riggs Library in Healy Hall.  Riggs is accessible by the stairs and elevator on the south (left) side of Healy Hall.
  • Talks will be in Healy 103, a classroom directly below Riggs.  Healy 103 is on the south side of Healy hall (to the left if you enter from the front of the building)
  • Please, do not attempt to climb in the library stacks!
  • Lunch is on your own, and there are plenty of good places to eat within walking distance in Georgetown.

MACSIM 2017 Schedule PDF

The full list of authors, titles, and abstracts for all talks and posters can be found here.

Funding for MACSIM is provided by the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Their support is gratefully acknowledged.

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