Registration is now open for the conference and the conference dinner.

We strongly encourage you to register early. This is particularly necessary for the CONFERENCE DINNER (the chef, William Mattiello, needs to know in advance what to prepare!)

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[** please note that on registration page, dinner registration is a separate ticket from the conference registration; “Conference Dinner” is the 1st item on the pop-up window (followed by professional and then student registration)**]



  • Student (undergraduate/graduate): $180
  • Non-student (post-docs, faculty, independent scholars): $200

CONFERENCE DINNER: $65 (at: Via Emilia, on 21st Street between Broadway and Park Ave.)

MENU: the conference dinner menu (prepared by William Mattiello) will include:

  1. “Open bar” (unlimited) wine of 5 types (a sparkling white, a sparkling rosé, a sparkling red, a red, and a white); beers; soda
  2. Hors d’oeuvres (gnocco fritto [puffy fritters with prosciutto di parma, sopressata dolce, coppa, and mortadella]; mini Parmigiano cheese cups stuffed with baby spinach, strawberries, sliced almonds, goat cheese and aged balsamic)
  3. Antipasto (CHOOSE ONE):
    • (a) carpaccio [thin sliced raw tenderloin, shaved parmigiano, grilled shiitake, parsley, olive oil and lemon], or
    • (b) polpettine di melanzane [eggplant patties, goat cheese, baby arugula, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar], or
    • (c) insalata di gamberetti [grilled shrimp, baby arugula, hearts of palm, shaved parmigiano], or
    • (d) calamari fritti
  4. Entree (CHOOSE ONE):
    • (a) modena-style lasagna [spinach dough, meat sauce and besciamella], or
    • (b) salmone alla griglia con avocado [grilled salmon, avocado salsa, seasonal vegetable], or
    • (c) frutti di mare (seafood with squid ink spaghetti), or
    • (d) bistecca e patatine [grilled skirt steak and fries], or
    • (e) eggplant parmigiana (vegetarian)
  5. Dessert (a lemon-lime tiramisu, assorted sorbetto, gelato, coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino)


PRE-REGISTRATION **ENDED** (ENDS: April 30, 2016):

  • Student (undergraduate/graduate): $160
  • Non-student (post-docs, faculty, independent scholars): $180



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