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:
- In the 2017 National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards Santa Fe was named #1 in the “Sense of Place” category.
- Santa Fe was named #5 of 15 in Conde Nast Traveler’s list of The World’s Best Cities for Arts and Culture.
- Travel + Leisure 10/31/17—America’s Favorite Places 2017 Survey Results
- Santa Fe named one of The Best Cities in the World for Female Travelers, No Matter Your Age by MyDomaine.com
- Santa Fe was named the #1 foodie destination in the Mountain West region in RewardExpert’s ranking of 2017’s Best American Foodie Towns
- National Endowment For The Arts named Santa Fe one of the top cities in concentration of artists per capita.
- Conde Nast Reader’s Choice 2017: #4 Best Small City in the United States
- Conde Nast Traveler: Best Cities for Vegetarians #8
- U.S. News & World Report: Top 7 Destinations For A Digital Detox in 2016
- USA Today’s 10Best selected Santa Fe as one of the “Best U.S. Destinations for Introverts”.
- Santa Fe ranks #1 city for women-owned businesses.
(Much more info here: https://santafe.org/)