First, I'd like to remind everybody that the day before STOC this year, instead of tutorials or other activities, we'll be having a special event for Les Valiant's 60th birthday on Saturday, May 30th. There will be talks by a number of people to commemorate his tremendous body of work. The organizers are currently trying to finalize arrangements so that the event is free to everyone, but if needed there might be a nominal registration fee to pay for coffee and such. Confirmed speakers include:
We hope you will plan on attending.
Second, I sent out the accept/reject notices. Comments coming later this week.