XXIV International Sunbelt Social Network ConferencePortorož, Slovenia, May 12 - 16, 2004
At the Conference reception desk there will be also a representative of the tourist agency KOMPAS. The conference participants will be able to choose among the following Excursions (PDF).
One day trip to Venice (Benetke) (14500 SIT ~ 60 €) with Prince of Venice only on Saturday (Friday and Sunday canceled).
Wednesday, May 12, 2004, 18:00 Welcome Drink
Thursday, May 13, 2004, 20:00 Banquet
Poetry reading by Aleš Debeljak
Aleš Debeljak, a poet and essayist, holds a Ph.D. in Social Thought
from Syracuse University, New York and is a director of Center for Cultural
and Religious Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana,
Slovenia. He and his American wife, together with three children,
make their home in Ljubljana. A poet, cultural critic, and translator,
he has won several awards, including the Slovenian National Book Award,
the Miriam Lindberg Israel Poetry for Peace Prize (Tel Aviv) and
Chiqu Poetry Prize (Tokyo). He is viewed by critics as one of the leading
Central European poets. His books have appeared in English, Japanese, German,
Croatian, Serbian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Spanish, Slovak, Lithuanian,
Finish, Italian and Romanian translations. His recent publications
in English include Reluctant Modernity; Twilight of the Idols:
Recollections of a Lost Yugoslavia; and three books of poems
Anxious Moments; The City and the Child; Dictionary of Silence.
His book The Hidden Handshake: National Identity and
European Postcommunism is forthcoming from Rowman&Littlefield
in the fall 2004. He is the general editor of the book series
"Terra Incognita: Writings from Central Europe" published by
White Pine Press, Buffalo, New York.
Saturday, May 15, 2004, 21:00
The emergence of the band in the 1997 was initiated by guitarist Igor
Leonardi, who also co-authored cult Slovenian bands Begnagrad and
Quatebriga. He was developing his music knowledge on the academy for jazz
music in Graz, but he also lived and created in USA for 10 years, where he
cooperated with many known musicians, like Don Cherry and Metallica.