Why Santa Fe?

We want the first COLING conference in the US since 1984 to be remembered not only for its scientific impact (which, by the way, we fully expect to be top-notch). We want the participants to have a great experience that is not “same old, same old.”

This is why COLING 2018 will not be held at some huge hotel (“you saw one, you saw them all”) or a sprawling college campus in a big city. It will happen somewhere interesting, beautiful and unusual.

Allow us to introduce Santa Fe, whose motto is “the city different.” It was founded over 400 years ago (this is really old for the US!). It has no skyscrapers, but the Palace of the Governors, built in 1610 on Santa Fe Plaza in the heart of the historic district, is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. The air at 7,000 feet is clean, the sun shines on average 325 days of the year. The surrounding countryside is breathtakingly beautiful.

In this blog we will talk about what Santa Fe has to offer and will also include practical tips for visitors. We will be happy to answer your questions.

For starters, here is what people say about Santa Fe:

(Much more info here: https://santafe.org/)


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