Practical TeX 2004 - Post-Conference Wrapup

Following is the final schedule of talks and list of participants for the conference. A proceedings will be published in a future issue of TUGboat. Please email us if you have any feedback, suggestions for future conferences, or are interested in hosting a conference.

A second track in the mornings for beginning and intermediate LaTeX students was available, taught by Cheryl Ponchin and Sue DeMerrit. More info on the classes page.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

The day before the conference proper, participants enjoyed San Francisco, including the old Alcatraz prison island in the bay. One group biked across the Golden Gate.

Gathering for the reception Sunday evening.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Karl Berry
TeX Users Group
Peter Flynn
Silmaril Consultants
Keynote address: TeX and the interface
Ernest Prabhakar
Greetings from Apple and support for TeX
Eitan Gurari
Ohio State University
TeX4ht: HTML production (abstract)
Kaveh Bazargan 
River Valley Technologies
LaTeX to MathML and back: A case study of Elsevier journals
Hans Hagen
NTG, Pragma ADE
The pros and cons of PDF
Sue DeMerrit (afternoon session chair)
Jenny Levine
Duke University Press
Label replacement in graphics
David Allen
University of Kentucky
Screen presentations, manuscripts, and posters from the same LaTeX source
Baden Hughes
University of Melbourne
TeX and XML
Han The Thanh
University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
Micro-typographic extensions of pdfTeX in practice
Lance Carnes (moderator) q&a

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Volker R.W. Schaa
pdfTeX and XML workflow for conference proceedings (slides)
Anita Schwartz
University of Delaware
Paperless dissertations at the University of Delaware (slides)
Hans Hagen MetaPost: More than math and fonts (slides)
Brooks Moses
Stanford University
MetaPlot, MetaContour, and other collaborations with MetaPost (slides)
Cheryl Ponchin
Center for Communications Research
LaTeX survey
Steve Grathwohl
Duke University Press
What is ConTeXt, that we should be mindful of it? (slides)
William Richter
Texas Life Insurance Co.
TeX and scripting languages (slides)
4pm q&a

In the evening, we enjoyed treasure hunt and banquet, masterminded by Lance Carnes and his family.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Nelson Beebe
University of Utah
A bibliographer's toolbox (slides)
David Jones
American Mathematical Society
The amsrefs package (slides)
Steve Peter
Beech Stave Press
TeX and linguistics (slides)
Hans Hagen ConTeXt
Steve Grathwohl 75 years of the Duke Mathematical Journal online
Digital Publishing
moderator: Lance Carnes; Kaveh Bazargan, Karl Berry, Peter Flynn, David Fuchs, Hans Hagen.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

The following classes were offered on this fourth day of the Practical TeX 2004 conference.

See the separate classes page for more details.


  1. David Allen / University of Kentucky
  2. Mitchell Bakos / PPI, Belmont, CA
  3. Kaveh Bazargan / TUGIndia, River Valley Technologies
  4. Nelson Beebe / University of Utah
  5. Karl Berry / TeX Users Group
  6. Linda Bethel / Graduate School of Business, Stanford
  7. Jeannie Brown / Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
  8. Brian Carnes / Personal TeX, Inc.
  9. Lance Carnes / Personal TeX, Inc.
  10. Dennis Claudio / Superior Court, CA
  11. Barry Dale / Caloundra, Australia
  12. Sue DeMeritt / Center for Communications Research, La Jolla, CA
  13. Michael Dickerson / Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Pomona College
  14. Sandra Farrier / Washington, DC
  15. Ronald Fehd / Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
  16. Peter Flynn / Silmaril Consultants
  17. David Fuchs / Palo Alto, CA
  18. Steve Grathwohl / Duke University Press
  19. Eitan Gurari / Ohio State University
  20. Hans Hagen / NTG, Pragma ADE
  21. Han The Thanh / University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City
  22. Joseph Hesse / Saint Paul College
  23. L. Carole Holbrook / Oak Ridge Laboratory, TN
  24. Baden Hughes / University of Melbourne
  25. Ned Hummel / University of Nebraska Lincoln
  26. Susan Huot / Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  27. Calvin Jackson / Caltech
  28. David Jones / American Mathematical Society
  29. Nickolas Kalivas / Westminster School, London
  30. Richard Koch / University of Oregon
  31. Robin Laakso / TeX Users Group
  32. Alice Leonhardt / Rutgers University, NJ
  33. Jenny Levine / Duke University Press
  34. Donna Magnani / American Physical Society, Ridge, NY
  35. Barbara Mastrian / Rutgers University, NJ
  36. Denise McCall / Institute for Defense Analysis, Princeton, NJ
  37. Wendy McKay / Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology
  38. Barbara Miller / University of California, Riverside
  39. Brooks Moses / Stanford University
  40. Noelle Noble / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
  41. Tim Null / San Jose, CA
  42. Arthur Ogawa / TeX Consultants, Three Rivers, CA
  43. Elliott Pearl / Toronto
  44. Steve Peter / Beech Stave Press, NJ
  45. Cheryl Ponchin / Center for Communications Research, Princeton, NJ
  46. Andrew Porter / Livermore, CA
  47. K. David Prince / College of Engineering, University of Washington
  48. William Richter / Texas Life Insurance Co.
  49. Volker R.W. Schaa / Dante
  50. Anita Schwartz / University of Delaware
  51. Heidi Sestrich / Department of Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University
  52. Catherine Schrott / Professional Publications, Belmont, CA
  53. Kathy Sheldon / Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Pomona College
  54. Alistair Smith / Sunrise Setting, Devon, UK
  55. Doug Smylie / Earth & Space Science & Engineering, York University
  56. Terri Spence / Duke University Press, Durham, NC
  57. Anne Taub / ISIS, University of California, Irvine
  58. Larry Thomas / Department of Mathematics, Saint Peter's College, New Jersey
  59. Alan Wetmore / US Army, Adelphi, MD
  60. Faye Yeager / Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

To round things out, here is a potpourri of other photos from throughout the conference. Our great thanks to Alan Wetmore and Tim Null for the photographs.

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